Plant Care Rubber tree

Rubber tree

Also known as

rubber tree, Para rubber tree, sharinga tree, seringueira and rubber plant

Taxonomy

Hevea brasiliensis
Hevea
Euphorbiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Rubber tree

Water

How often to water your Rubber tree

Water needs for Rubber tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Rubber tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Washington, District of Columbia.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Rubber tree in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

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Growing Rubber tree in Washington right now

Light needs for plant Rubber tree in Washington, District of Columbia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Rubber tree in Washington, District of Columbia

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 27.3% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Washington is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to decrease by 27.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.4 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Rubber tree in Washington, District of Columbia

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Washington is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Rubber tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rubber tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rubber tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rubber tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rubber tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Rubber tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Rubber tree

Nutrient needs for plant Rubber tree in Washington, District of Columbia

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Washington is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best …

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Care Summary for Rubber tree

Rubber tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Washington, District of Columbia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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