Posted 2w ago by @LindaHa11

I just bought this little guy a few days ago! Any tips to help it grow properly?

πŸ˜… #FicusElastica #Ficus #RubberPlant
2” pot
Last watered 2 weeks ago
Bottom water. Make sure it doesn’t sit in excess water. Turn it 1/4 way occasionally so it grows straight. I give mine a little tropical plant food once per month.
I’m finding that this Rbber tree grows very, very slowly. So be very patient with it! They like bright indirect light direct sun may burn their leaves. When the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry then water the plant. Make sure the pot the plant win has proper drainage, it needs to be watered until the water flows through the drainage holes and get rid of any water that may have accumulated in the saucer! Your Rubber tree also likes to be misted to increase humidity; this can also help keep any pesky bugs at bay so do this regularly.
They like an average temperature of 65-75 degrees. Anything below 55 degrees not so much! You will only need to feed it once a month during Spring and Summer, you can use a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. One more thing the leaves are mildly toxic to humans and pets! And last but not least the plant is sensitive to being moved! If you have to move your plant, do so gradually. Any sudden changes could cause the leaves to drop.
Full disclosure most of this information was obtained from the Bloomscape website! Hope it helps good luck!πŸ€πŸ‘
@LindaHa11 I feed my Ficuses Fiddle Leaf Food fertilizer and they love humidity. I have have a humidifier on mine. They like bright indirect sunlight. I currently have mine under a grow light to help with the lighting. When you water them turn them about a 1/4 each time. I feed all my plants food at every watering from Happy Happy Plants. My plants love it. Best food ever for any plant you have. @jcPlantProper got me to using it. @sarahsalith uses it as well.

Happy growing πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸŒ±
Yes! @KikiGoldblatt and I are users of Happy Happy Houseplant food. (: I'll tell you how it's working later; it's too soon to tell.

I think @Ms.PersnicketyPants gave so much good information!

I love how my rubber plant has grown. Once it loses leaves, the leaves don't grow back. That's why mine has some stem showing.

If you get a yellow leaf, that can be an indicator that something is wrong, so pay attention to what you're plant is telling you. (:

I have mine about 10 feet from a bright, eastern window and it seems to do so well.

I hope you enjoy your plant! πŸ’š
@sarahsalith wow yours is gorgeous πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
I have one just like it it’s not very old either I probably need to repot it soon but it’s getting new leaves on it it’s doing real goodοΏΌ

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