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Rubber Plant

Ficus Elastica

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With its thick large leaves, the Rubber Plant is perfect for those needing an easy-care showstopper! Native to a number of regions around the equator, this rugged indoor plant is perfect for those who are not so green fingered. Simply buy your ficus elastic, get it delivered to your door, and follow our simple plant-care guide for fantastic growing results.

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16:46 17 Jun 24
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20:54 16 Jun 24
I was so pleasantly surprised at how big and robust the plant I ordered was. I'm in love with it and can't stop smiling every time I see it. It was a brilliant purchase. Thank you!
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10:03 11 Jun 24
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14:12 02 Jun 24
Lovely plants in really nice pots. Well packaged and delivered. Even received a phone call from John to say that he thought my pot choice would be too big and would sub a smaller size when the order was sent out, he was right.
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12:06 02 Jun 24
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22:44 01 Jun 24
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15:35 31 May 24
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16:03 23 May 24
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I ordered a Monstera a great specimen arrived a few days later. I am very happy with it. Only problem is the package was a bit tight and some leaves were damaged but I guess this is inevitable.
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15:34 21 Apr 24
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How To Care For Rubber Plant

Less is more with Rubber Plants, so only water the soil once the top half dries out, feeling the pot’s weight for confirmation. Reduce this in the colder months to replicate its dormancy period and to avoid over-watering. Don’t have anything to water with? Try one of our watering cans!

Similarly to most other houseplants, ‘bright, indirect light is best for quality growth. Specimens placed in darker locations will lose their patterns (if variegated), along with the increased chance of root rot and stalled growth.

This plant thrives in a stable, humid environment, so mist fairly frequently for great success. If you don’t have anything to mist with, invest in one of our luxury water misters.

It may be wise to invest in well-draining soil for your Ficus Elastica. Rubber plants really hate presiding in water-logged soil!

Give your rubber plant a boost during spring and summer by adding plant fertiliser fortnightly. We recommend you use some well-balanced, slow-release, fertiliser. Something like Miracle-Gro Push Feed All Purpose.

If using fertiliser is new to you, read our “How to Fertilise Your Houseplant” page!

As with any plant, your Ficus Elastica may become susceptible to pests and little critters such as mealybugs, scales, and spider mites. If this occurs, we have the perfect solution. Simply order one of our unique natural insecticides (neem oil) and treat until resolved!

If you need to diagnose a pest or disease, take a look at our Pests and Infections page!

If your rubber plant is on the smaller side (0-30cm) take a look at your plant’s roots every six months. If the roots are touching the sides of your nursery pot, it is time for a new planter! If your plant is well established (80-100cm), check the roots every other year and follow the same procedure as with smaller plants.

Wondering how to repot your houseplant? Take a look at our repotting guide. It has all the information you’ll need!

Care for your Rubber Plant with these

About Rubber Plant

Given the botanical name ‘Ficus Elastica’, the Rubber Plant can be naturally found in areas all across the equator. Amazingly, it is believed to be the first deliberately bred species for agriculture in the Middle East 11,000 years ago!!! Its milky white sap was used for latex, which in turn enabled industrialists to fabricate rubber roughly 200 years ago. To go alongside this rugged plant, why not match your ficus elastica with one of our ceramic pots?

The rubber plant can also purify the air in your home! Converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, this indoor plant is fantastic for these wanting cleaner air in their home or workspace. Improve your physical and mental health with a ficus elastica!

This easy-care plant is ideal for those new to gardening and horticulture. Simply water your indoor plant bi-weekly and place it in a bright spot (out of direct sunlight) and you’re ready to go! For best results, we suggest you avoid over-watering and supplement your soil with fertiliser during its growing season.

Top tips for your Rubber Plant:

  • This hardy plant will be able to thrive in a number of different light conditions!
  • If you’re something of a seasoned grower, why don’t you try propagating?
  • If your leaves are beginning to look a little dusty, be sure to give them a quick mist.
  • Fancy conducting some more research? We found Gardening Know How’s article to be of real help.

Rubber Plant Toxicity:

Rubber plants are considered toxic to humans and pets. Beware if you have children or pets in the house as this plant is classified as poisonous; if parts of the plants are eaten, vomiting, nausea and a loss of appetite could occur. Consumption of large quantities must be dealt with quickly; acquire medical assistance for further information. The sap can also cause dermatitis and skin allergy to sensitive individuals, so be sure to wear gloves when handling.

Is this product not for you? Not to worry! Take a look at our (almost) Unkillable plants and our Best Large Houseplants pages.

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.

Botanical Name
Ficus Elastica
Nicknames
Rubber Tree
Air Purification Qualities
Yes
Child & Pet Safe?
No
Available in sizes
  • Height 30-50cm | Pot Size 12cm
  • Height 70-90cm | Pot Size 27cm
  • Height 110-140cm | Pot Size 24cm