Rubber Plant
(Ficus Elastica, Ficus Robusta)
Light:
Rubber Plants can live in medium, indirect sunlight to dappled sun. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves.
Water:
Your Rubber Plant enjoys weekly waterings. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, especially during the winter when you may only need to water your plant fortnightly.
Humidity:
Rubber Plants enjoys a humid environment, but can withstand average humidity levels. We encourage misting or clustering your plants to help raise humidity.
Temperature:
Your Rubber Plant will thrive in temperature between 16-24ºC, but will not suffer unless temperatures drop below 10-12ºC.
Fertiliser:
Feed with general houseplant fertiliser monthly during the growing season (spring to summer).
Toxicity:
Rubber Plants are toxic to both people and animals - keep away from small children and pets.
Additional Care Information:
The large leaves of the Rubber Plant easily accumulate dust over time. Wipe them clean regularly with a damp cloth.
Troubleshooting:
  • Falling leaves: indicate your Rubber Plant has suffered from low humidity levels. Try misting it more frequently to remedy that, or placing it on a pebble tray partly filled with water (ensure the soil is not touching the water).
  • Browning, drooping leaves: indicates your plant has been overwatered. Ensure you let your plant’s soil completely dry out between waterings, and allow proper drainage.