Rubber Plant • Ficus Elastica
Ficus Elastica Robusta, or Rubber plant is an easy to care for house plant with big, dark, glossy leaves. It is very tolerant to a variety of conditions but prefers bright, indirect light and a fairly humid atmosphere, it also loves warm temperatures. Water well from Spring-Autumn but allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering, never keep the compost waterlogged or saturated, especially in cooler months. Water sparingly in Winter and remember to keep the leaves dust-free. Feed throughout the Summer with a good all purpose plant fertiliser every 2-3 weeks.