John&Jacq~s Garden

Ficus elastica ‘Variegata’ with striking variegated foliage

Ficus elastica ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Indian Rubber Tree)

Recently, we sighted this striking plant with captivating variegated foliage at a residential bungalow in the neighbourhood and rekindled our yearning for it again.

This is one awesome plant that we’ve been admiring and lusting for a very long time but forgotten about it. As the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind”. ;-)

Anyway, we were unsure whether this lovely tree can be added to our small garden paradise due to space constrain. There’s limited area for it to be planted in the ground.

It took us sometime to realize that it can be alternatively grown in a large pot.

Hopefully soon, our yearning days for this beauty are over and we’ll be able to purchase it when the garden nursery in our vicinity has it for sale. Most likely we may need to source for it elsewhere if unavailable nearby.

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Sharing images of the cultivars, Ficus elastica ‘Black Prince’ and ‘Burgundy’.

They have dark green to blackish grey-green coloured leaves with a red midrib.

The reddish leaf sheathes covering the unopened leaves provide a beautiful contrast with the dark foliage, don’t you think so?

Latest update: July 13 2015
Yay, our hunting days for Ficus elastica ‘Variegata’ are over! Managed to add a very young plant that cost us only RM23 to our garden 3 days ago. We’re over the moon, so to speak!

Presenting images above to give you a peep at our beauty that was transplanted into a pot, that’s half buried into our garden bed. Hope it’s happy there and will grow steadily to give shade to the Hydrangea plants on its left.

Last edit: June 15, 2016