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Ficus 'Moonshine' Elastica Shivereana - 4 inch pot

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Ficus Shivereana Growing Guide and Basics


Ficus Shiveriana Moonshine is a tropical houseplant that boasts striking variegated foliage with cream, white, and green freckles. It is a hybrid of Ficus Elastica, an exotic species also known as marble plant, Indian rubber plant, and rubber tree variegata.

With amazing variegated foliage, it can add a vibrant touch to any house with its glossy green leaves. For optimal care and growth once you buy this Ficus Shiveriana Moonshine, you should be aware of the following information:


Ficus Shivereana Growth

This stunning rubber plant is an evergreen beauty that can reach up to 8 feet indoors. However, it can grow up to 65 feet if planted outdoors. On average, the plant grows nearly 2 feet yearly. The biggest factor on growth and leaf size however is the amount of light the plant receives.

The Ficus Shivereana is an easy-care houseplant that likes moist soil, but hates soggy medium. The houseplant does best in the bright indirect sunlight and is happy in aerated and well-draining soil.


The Ficus Shiveriana plant needs to be watered regularly, but be careful not to overwater it as it will get root rot. Allow the soil to dry out between watering and tilt the pot to properly drain excess water. If the leaves are wilting or drooping, it may be a sign that the plant is not getting enough water.

Light Requirements

The Ficus Shiveriana plants prefer bright, indirect light to grow big and keep it's variegation strong. Avoid placing the plant in direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as this can scorch the leaves permanently.

Temperature and Humidity

The Ficus Shiveriana plant prefers temperatures between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). They can tolerate lower humidity around 50%, but prefer high humidity levels. You can achieve this by using a humidifier, pebble tray or place it next to other plants to help increase humidity.

Soil requirements for Ficus Shivereana

Ficus prefer well-draining soil and benefit from a customized soil mix containing draining and moisture retaining substrates. A correct potting mix is essential for your plant growth and health. We have developed a perfect soil recipe for Ficus plants that will do wonders for your Ficus Shivereana.

Is Ficus Shivereana Toxic?

Like other common Ficus or Rubber Tree plants, the Shivereana Moonshine is also toxic to pets and humans due to its poisonous sap. This poisonous sap can cause gastrointestinal irritation in your pets.

Is Ficus Shivereana "Moonlight" a rare plant?

Due to the high demand and low supply, the Ficus Shivereana Moonlight is a unique and rare variety. This variegated rubber tree has bright green foliage with pinkish-orange flecks, making it extremely attractive and highly collectable to plant collectors.

Please be mindful of the weather conditions in your area, as rare plants can be particularly vulnerable to cold temperatures especially during shipping. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit in your location, we strongly advise purchasing a Heat Pack Add-On or consider purchasing the plant when weather is more suitable.

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Extreme cold can cause damage to plants during shipping, potentially leading to wilted or damaged foliage, root rot, or even death. While we take every precaution to carefully package and protect your plants during transit, we cannot guarantee their condition if they are exposed to freezing temperatures during delivery.

We recommend monitoring local weather forecasts closely and timing your plant orders accordingly. Additionally, consider providing a secure and sheltered location for package delivery to minimize exposure to cold temperatures upon arrival.

Please understand that while we strive to deliver the highest quality plants, factors beyond our control, such as inclement weather, may impact their condition during shipping.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in ensuring the safe arrival of your rare plants.

Orders ship within 4-7 business days.

At Plant Vault, we take pride in delivering healthy and happy plants to your doorstep. To ensure the safe arrival of your plants during colder months, we HIGHLY recommend adding a heat pack to your order.

Our heat packs will keep your plants at the optimal temperature during shipping, ensuring they arrive in the best condition possible. Trust us, your plants will thank you! Add a heat pack to your order today and give your plants the extra care they deserve.

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