Owning a Rubber Plant is all about the retro-chic of broad, shiny leaves. Ficus elastica Robusta is a modern variety that is very close to the original species in appearance, but with leaves that are wider and more glossy.
Being one of the best air-filtering plants available, and low-maintenance too, Robusta is a great plant to add lush, tropical foliage to your interior spaces.
Light: Ficus elastica Robusta prefers bright, indirect light but does cope quite well in lower light conditions.
Water: Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not over water as this will cause leaf drop.
Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.
Height and Growth Rate: In their native environment, Ficus elastica Robusta can grow to many metres tall. As an indoor house plant, it is up to you: simply trim to maintain your desired height. Typical indoor heights are anything from 30cm to 2m. Moderate to fast growing.
Origin: India and Indonesia.