4.6 out of 5 (378 experiences)
About Rubber Plant
Ficus elastica, more commonly known as the rubber tree, has a white, milky latex that is a source of natural rubber. They’ve also been shown to have excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. The aerial roots of the rubber tree have been used to create incredible living bridges in India. The bridges get stronger over time as the roots slowly fuse together, and some are over a hundred years old! 🌉
Also known as
rubber tree, rubber fig, rubber bush, Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree and Ficus Tineke pink belize
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 located in Austin, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 5th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
December 4th, 2021
Austin is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to decrease by 18.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
December 4th, 2021
This month, Austin is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of dayli…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Austin, Texas ⛅.
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.
December 3rd, 2021
The growing potential in Austin is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …
What other plant parents say
This is a tough one! Lost all but one leave when I brought it home but after figuring out what she likes she has become one of my fav plants! She has beautiful leaves full of color. Keeping her in the same spot with the right lighting and keeping up with a watering schedule has done wonders for her.
Rubber plants are uniquely beautiful and I love the way mine looks in my home. However, mine has been dropping leaves a little bit since I got it (easily could be do to my lack of botanical skills) so maybe not the best plant for those of us who need plants that can withstand a little negligence
Multicolored, abundant leaves accompanied by their tall stem make this plant a perfect addition to the plant collection to add variety and height diversity. The calm and pinkish tones of the plant pair well with most home interiors. Love this beautiful girl.