Originating in countries such as India, Nepal, China and Malaysia, the Rubber Tree is used to a tropical climate. The Rubber Tree is characterised by the wide and shiny leaves, which have made it popular as an indoor plant for more than 100 years – in fact, the story goes that the Rubber Tree was first seen as an indoor plant in the Victorian era, around 1837-1900.
Botanical name: Ficus elastica
Water: Water the plant approx. once a week when the soil has dried out a few inches into the soil. If you are in doubt, whether it is time to water, wait an extra day, since overvanding really not good for your planted well-being.
Location: The rubber plant does not like to be moved around too much. It is important that you take this into account when placing it in your décor. The rubber plant should ideally be placed where there is lots of indirect light, but out of direct sunlight during midday.
Temperature: The plant thrives at room temperatures between 15-30 °C. It is not fond of the cold, so do not put it in a place where the temperature is likely to be lower than 15 °C.