4.8 out of 5 (44 experiences)
Also known as
rubber tree, rubber fig, rubber bush, Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree and Ficus Tineke pink belize
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I bought a very small burgundy rubber tree plant a few months ago. I know it will take a lot of time and care for it to grow fuller, but I’ve already got a new leaf and I’m so proud! It seems resilie…
It wasn’t my favorite at first, but I’ve grown to love it. It’s easy to keep even when you don’t pay too much attention to it. Through my ownership of three month, it was moved from three pots and t…
Ficus elastica is a sturdy, durable houseplant. This one has never showed any signs of stress. Growth slows down during winter months but it’s doubled in size during each summer I’ve had it (hoping …
My partner didn’t think I could be crazy enough to bring a plant home on a train after a vacation, he was wrong :) I love this ficus. The leaves are so beautifully coloured, it tolerates a bit of neg…
This has been one of my dream plants. When I got it, it didn’t disappoint in the slightest. The beautiful large dark emerald leaves are incredibly beautiful. As it buds, it comes up red and it’s gorg…
Was shipped from Florida in the mail to Maryland in February and was for 2 weeks in transit, came in very cold soil and was almost dead..... but I make that flower to be alive and make me happy, and…
don’t over water! if the leaves start dropping let the soil completely dry before watering again. and if the stems starts to get wrinkly, water more! over all this is my favorite plant!
Polo is like that friend who can mesh with just about anyone, and is an excellent compliment to any of his friends. Easygoing and popular, you can’t go wrong when he’s in the mix.
Definitely a great ficus plant great for beginners! And if you like variegation this plant is super stable and impossible to burn. She does so great in my east window!!
I love my rubber plant jade! She’s doing great so far, in a bright northwest window. love her!
How to care for Rubber Plant
Rubber Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Rubber Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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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 Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.