Ficus elastica, the rubber fig, rubber bush, rubber tree, rubber plant, or Indian rubber bush, is a species of plant in the fig genus, native to northeast India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, China (Yunnan), Malaysia, and Indonesia. It has turn out to be naturalized in Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and america State of Florida. This can be a large tree in the banyan group of figs, growing to 30–40 metres (98–131 ft) (rarely up to 60 metres or 200 feet) tall, with a stout trunk up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in diameter. The trunk develops aerial and buttressing roots to anchor it in the soil and lend a hand fortify heavy branches. It has broad shiny oval leaves 10–35 centimetres (3.9–13.8 in) long and 5–15 centimetres (2.0–5.9 in) broad; leaf size is largest on young plants (every so often to 45 centimetres or 18 inches long), much smaller on old trees (most often 10 centimetres or 3.9 inches long). The leaves develop inside a sheath on the apical meristem, which grows larger as the new leaf develops. When it's mature, it unfurls and the sheath drops off the plant. Inside the new leaf, some other immature leaf is waiting to develop.
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