Simply Trees

Rubber Plant

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$98.00
 
Bright indirect sunTwice a monthSuper easyNot pet friendly
 
  • Eye-Catching Foliage: With its glossy, broad leaves in shades of deep green or burgundy, the Rubber Plant is a natural decor highlight, perfect for adding elegance to any room.
  • Air-Purifying: It helps cleanse indoor air, making your living space fresher and healthier.
  • Easy Care: Resilient and low-maintenance, the Rubber Plant is the ideal houseplant for busy individuals or beginners in plant care.
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XS, 1 ft or 4 to 6 inch pot
Small, 2 to 3 ft or 6 inch pot
Medium, 3 to 4 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
Large, 4 to 6 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
XL, 6 to 7 ft or 10 to 12 inch pot

Please Note: Sizing can differ between plant varieties. Please chat with us if you need clarification.

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The Rubber Plant, scientifically known as Ficus elastica, is a popular and attractive houseplant that adds a touch of elegance to any indoor setting with its glossy, broad leaves. This sturdy and easy-to-care-for plant not only enhances the aesthetics of your home but also actively purifies the air, promoting a cleaner and healthier environment. Its upright growth habit and adaptability to different container sizes make it an ideal choice for any room in your home. The Rubber Plant is a favored option for both novice and experienced indoor gardeners seeking a beautiful and beneficial addition to their green spaces.

Growth rate: The Rubber Plant has a moderate growth rate and can reach a mature height of 6 to 10 feet indoors.

Water your Rubber Plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch, usually once every 1 to 2 weeks.

This houseplant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions as well.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

Rubber Plants are generally extremely easy to care for. They are known for their tolerance of indoor conditions and can thrive with minimal maintenance. However, here are some key care tips to keep in mind:

Light: Rubber Plants prefer bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves.

Watering: Allow the top inch or two of the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's important not to keep the soil too wet.

Humidity: Rubber Plants appreciate higher humidity levels. You can mist the leaves or use a humidity tray to increase humidity around the plant.

Temperature: They prefer consistent room temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). Avoid placing them in drafty or excessively cold locations.

Pruning: Prune to maintain their shape and remove any damaged or yellowing leaves.

Fertilizing: During the growing season (spring and summer), you can fertilize with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks.

In summary, while Rubber Plants are low-maintenance, it's essential to provide them with the right light, water, and humidity conditions to ensure their health and vibrancy.

You should water a Rubber Plant when the top inch or two of the soil feels dry to the touch. Typically, this means watering every 1-2 weeks, but it can vary depending on factors like temperature and humidity. It's essential to let the soil dry out between waterings to avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Always check the soil's moisture level before watering to ensure the plant's health.

Rubber Plants can grow to be quite tall when cultivated as indoor houseplants. They typically reach heights of 6 to 10 feet or even taller in ideal conditions. However, their growth can be controlled through pruning if you prefer to maintain a smaller size.

Place your Rubber Plant in a location with bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. They do well near east or west-facing windows where they can receive filtered sunlight. It's also essential to keep them away from drafty areas and extreme temperature fluctuations. A stable room temperature between 60-75°F (15-24°C) is ideal for their growth.

Rubber Plants are considered toxic to pets, including cats and dogs, if ingested. The plant contains compounds that can cause digestive upset and irritation if consumed. Therefore, it's advisable to keep Rubber Plants out of reach of pets or consider alternative non-toxic houseplants if you have pets in your home.

The leaves of a Rubber Plant can fall off for several reasons, including:

Overwatering: Keeping the soil consistently soggy or waterlogged can lead to root rot, causing leaves to drop.

Underwatering: Allowing the soil to dry out excessively between waterings can also result in leaf drop.

Low Humidity: Rubber Plants prefer higher humidity levels. In dry indoor environments, they may shed leaves.

Temperature Stress: Sudden temperature fluctuations or exposure to cold drafts can cause leaf drop.

Pests: Infestations by pests like spider mites or mealybugs can damage leaves, leading to their loss.

Transplant Shock: If recently repotted, Rubber Plants may shed some leaves as they adjust to their new environment.

To address leaf drop, assess the plant's care conditions and make adjustments as needed, such as proper watering, humidity maintenance, and pest control. It's normal for some older leaves to naturally fall off as the plant grows.

No, fallen leaves on your Rubber Plant will not grow back. Once a leaf has fallen off, it will not regrow. However, the plant will continue to produce new leaves as it grows, so maintaining proper care conditions can promote new foliage development.

To make your Rubber Plant bushier, you can follow these steps:

Pruning: Prune the top growth or leggy stems to encourage branching. Make clean cuts just above a leaf node (the point where a leaf meets the stem).

Pinching: Pinch off the tips of new growth to stimulate branching. This can be done with your fingers or small pruning shears.

Fertilizing: During the growing season (spring and summer), fertilize your Rubber Plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer. This can promote healthy growth.

Repotting: If the plant becomes root-bound, consider repotting it into a slightly larger container. This can provide more space for roots and encourage bushier growth.

Light: Ensure your Rubber Plant receives bright, indirect light. Adequate light promotes denser foliage.

By combining these practices, you can help your Rubber Plant develop a bushier and more attractive appearance.

You should consider repotting your Rubber Plant when you notice the following signs:

Root Bound: If the roots have outgrown the current pot and are circling around the root ball.

Slow Growth: If the plant's growth has significantly slowed down, it may need more space for its roots.

Frequent Watering: If the plant requires more frequent watering than usual, it may have outgrown its pot.

Repotting is typically done during the spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one, and use well-draining soil to ensure healthy root development.

For a Rubber Plant, you should use the following soil and fertilizer:

Soil:
Use a well-draining potting mix that is suitable for indoor plants. A mix designed for tropical plants or a general-purpose potting soil works well. Ensure that the soil allows excess water to drain away, preventing waterlogged roots.

Fertilizer:
During the growing season (spring and summer), you can fertilize your Rubber Plant every 2-4 weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Follow the label instructions for the recommended dosage. Reduce or cease fertilization during the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows down.

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