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Hevea brasiliensis

Rubber tree

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  • Hevea brasiliensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Hevea brasiliensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • Height12m to 18m
  • Growth HabitUpright horizontal oval
  • Flower ColourGreen-white

Description

Hevea brasiliensis (Rubber tree). This species of tree will reach about 36m in its natural habitat in South America, but usually elsewhere, it grows to about 18m where the latex sap is tapped for the natural rubber industry. The leaves are thick and leathery; they are divided into 3 leaflets. The greenish white flowers are perfumed and insignificant. This crop has a minimum growing temperature of 10C and a maximum growing temperature of 45C; the optimal growing temperature is between 24C and 30C.

Characteristics

Fragrant

Origin

South America

Interest and use

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  • Hevea brasiliensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH4.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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