Tree Love February 2024

Life of a Rubber tree

Start harvesting at 7th year

Produces Latex for 25 years.

Used for furniture at retirement



I have been fascinated by Rubber trees since my childhood. They are the first Love in the Tree Love series.

Firstly, because of the shiny green leaves it bears.

Secondly, because of the by-product this tree provides.

Thirdly I have seen the rubber tree plantation with my own eyes in my childhood and that makes rubber trees my favourite.

I had even tried planting Rubber Tree in a big pot while I was growing up, and the best part is it is a low-maintenance plant.


This beautiful Rubber tree is well-placed near the parking space of my regular shopping complex.

I always spent some time with it but forgot to share it on Tree Love. and why not this February the month the world considers as the month of Love.


Fact – The rubber tree is of great industrial importance, as it produces latex, which is converted into rubber and about 90% of natural rubber is produced from the rubber trees. The latex is also used to make medical gloves, balloons, and other products. The seeds of rubber trees contain oil that can be used in soap, paints, varnishes, and insect repellent. Bees also make honey from the nectar of rubber tree flowers. The ability of rubber plants to filter the air is well documented.

Rubber tree, (Hevea brasiliensis), 

Ficus elastica,

the rubber fig,

rubber bush,

rubber tree,

rubber plant, or

the Pará rubber tree,

sharinga tree,


or most commonly, rubber tree or rubber plant,

Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree


The Tree has some beautiful roots, that always amuse me.


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4 Responses

  1. Love it. The facts about the tree are so good and glad you shared. And sorry – I have been calling you Pragun for many years but will fix that, Prachi! Thank you for joining.

    • I’m also glad to share this beautiful and one of my favorite trees on #TreeLove.
      And it’s completely fine to call me PraGun too as it’s my NomeDePlume and the initials of my name only. (A name inside a name)
      But yes Prachi from you was a surprise and thanks for that too.

  2. Archana says:

    Superb photos! A tree of huge commercial importance!!

  3. Vinitha says:

    Great photos of rubber tree. I had been around them in my childhood.

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