Rubber plant

Ficus elastica

The rubber plant is another one of those plants that seem to be made of steel. They are very hard to kill and can tolerate above average amounts of neglect, making them an ideal choice for people with busy lives. Water it when the top of the soil becomes dry and place in a position where it receives bright but indirect light. It can cope with lower light levels.

Rubber plants secrete sap that can be toxic to humans and pets alike, so take care when handling this plant.

Comes in a 12cm pot

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How to care for your Rubber plant

Native habitat

Originally native to South/southeast Asia, the ficus can now be found naturalised in many places around the world, from Sri Lanka to Florida.

Light and position in the home

This plant likes bright but indirect light, it can cope however with lower light levels.


Not too much, not too little with this plant. Water when top of the soil starts to become dry. Leaves can turn yellow if overwatered. During winter, allow the soil to dry out before watering.

Rubber plant

Facts & Stats

Botanical Name

Ficus elastica



Plant Type

Evergreen tropical tree

Pet Safe




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