The Rubber Plant is a classic houseplant that is rewarding to grow and beautiful when mature. As it thrives in areas with full sun to partial shade, it will suit any room in the house and will move and grow with you. When growing the Rubber Plant indoors, avoid drafts near large windows or doors.
Why we love it:
Rubber Plants are a deep emerald colour with a shiny leaf that is hard to beat. We love its versatility - this houseplant has withstood fashion and remains a real classic that looks great in any room. Our tip is to train your Rubber Plant to be tall and leggy: its unusual shape is beautiful and casts wonderful shadows in summer. With a little neglect - go easy on the watering and repot regularly - your plant will grow strong.
30cm 3 stem plant
Happy Plant Guide:
- Pot in a rich fast draining soil with drainage holes at the bottom.
- Water when the top 1" of soil has dried out, drench until water comes out of the bottom then leave to dry again.
- Regularly dust with a damp cloth.
- Mist the foliage occasionally using rainwater in a spray bottle to mimic the plants humid natural environment.
- Standard liquid fertilizer can be applied once a month during spring and summer.
- Check foliage for common pests such as aphids and spider mites. Many pests can be removed simply by spraying the plant with strong stream of water. You can also wash the leaves with insecticidal soap.
- Repot every year during Spring. Check the bottom of the pot to see if the roots are growing out of the drainage holes or growing in a dense circle.
- Direct light will hurt the leaves and then will curl as a way of asking for your help. Move the plant a little away from there window and they will spring open again.