Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant
Rubber Plant, also known as Ficus Elastica are a type of ficus as the Latin name would suggest. They develop thick oval green, burgundy, and variegated leaves and they thrive in bright light with moist soil. They can eventually grow into tree form over time.

Growing Tips

Watering:

Rubber Plants like to have their soil kept moist, but not soaking wet. Water them when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. 

Sunlight:

Rubber Plants prefer bright, indirect light as the foliage can burn. If the lower leaves start to fall off, it likely needs more light. 

Temperature:

Rubber plants prefer areas that stay between 18- 27 degrees Celsius as they are a tropical plant. Make sure not to place them in an area that can experience sudden temperature drops, such as an entry way. 

Plant Food:

Rubber plants should be fertilized during spring and summer, 1 or 2 times a month, using a regular indoor plant fertilizer. 

Animal Concerns:

Rubber plants are not toxic to animals. However different varieties of ficus plants can be toxic.