Plant care tips by Leaf Envy Rubber Plant light, watering, humidity, fertiliser requirements

Rubber Plant

Ficus Elastica, Ficus Robusta


Rubber Plants can live in medium, indirect sunlight to dappled sun. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves.


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.


Rubber Plants enjoys a humid environment, but can withstand average humidity levels. We encourage misting or clustering your plants to help raise humidity.


Your Rubber Plant will thrive in temperature between 16-24ºC, but will not suffer unless temperatures drop below 10-12ºC.


Feed with general houseplant fertiliser monthly during the growing season (spring to summer).


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.


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.

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