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rubber plant,

name for any plant that yields rubber, specifically the India-rubber tree (Ficus elastica), an Asian figfig,
name for members of the genus Ficus of the family Moraceae (mulberry family). This large genus contains some 800 species of widely varied tropical vines (some of which are epiphytic); shrubs; and trees, including the banyan, the peepul, or bo tree, and the
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, large tree (Hevea brasiliensis) of the family Euphorbiaceae (spurge family), native to tropical South America and the source of the greatest amount and finest quality of natural rubber.
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rubber plant

1. a moraceous plant, Ficus elastica, with glossy leathery leaves: a tall tree in India and Malaya, it is cultivated as a house plant in Europe and America
2. any of several tropical trees, the sap of which yields rubber
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However, rubber production faces a significan problem due to rubber plant diseases which causes economic losses not only because of the production loss, but also the high cost required in control the disease.
Two years later, he traveled to the Amazon where he acquired his "addiction" to the rubber plant and "the buds of a lifelong pattern .
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Construction for the State Rubber plant started in August 2003, and the company celebrated with a ribbon cutting and its first bag of crumb material May 5,2004--five years to the day that Woosley first visited the Canadian tire processing plant.
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Starting this year, J-Power plans to run a 32-megawatt biomass plant in Yala which will turn turbines with steam from the burning of the remains of rubber plants from which the gum has been extracted.
Re-pot well established pot plants, such as ferns, rubber plants and palms.
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Plants with large, smooth-surfaced leaves (such as rubber plants and philodendrons) can be gently wiped clean with a soft, damp cloth or sponge.
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