The Rubber tree has large, glossy burgundy leaves that emit a latex sap (that is poisonous to pets) when they are damaged.  This houseplant makes a bold statement piece. It is known for its adaptability to low-light situations, but would prefer a medium to bright light. Particularly effective at removing formaldehyde from the air.

 

Note: Sizes are indicative of pot size, not plant size. For example: 4" pot means that the plant will come in a 4 "tall by 4" wide plastic nursery pot.

Rubber Plant - Ficus Elastica

Size
  • -Brightness: Low to Medium to Bright. Prefers medium indirect light to dappled sun. Can tolerate some low light. 

    -Sun Exposure: Indirect to Direct. Some full sun is ideal.

    -Water: Weekly. Allow potting mix to dry out completely before watering again.

    -Humidity: Any humidity level will work.

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