Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Humble House Plant.

I am sure we have all had this Rubber plant as a house plant, and some of us might have put it in to the garden!
Hubby and I went for a drive today and ended up at a pub in Budgewoi N.S.W. Only a few kilometers from our own suburb. We got talking to the now owner, and he said that this *plant* was put into a garden bed only 20 years ago. The garden bed has long gone, and the tree now provides a good shaded area for drinkers and those having food from the restaurant. I am no good with doing measurements by eye, but hubby reckons it would be around 20 metres high and about 30 metres across.
Here is some info about this Rubber Plant.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_elastica
Thank you Wiki, and thank you Google images for the picture below.



Are you going to put yours outside now?
Okay, I am sure , if you live in cooler climates than we do here.
Please, do Google Budgewoi N.S.W. And
see this wonderful area I live in.
The Central Coast has old and new suburbs,
Budgewoi being on the lake and the sea.
We have been here now some 21 years and not once had a frost. YAY.

3 comments:

Rhyleysgranny said...

Good lord Sal. I had one once and the leaves fell off LOL. That is impressive

catherinecarey said...

The tree from a houseplant is amazing! Here in Baltimore, MD, USA we have cabin fever and miss our gardens. Your houseplant blog helps us feel a bit better.

Julie said...

WOW...I have never seen such a huge Rubber tree! I had one at my house when we first moved in, and found the roots had grown into our plumbing. We had to take it out...very invasive...just something to watch and think about befor planting! XOXO
Julie