Rubber Plant • Ficus Elastica
LIGHT Prefers bright, but indirect light, will tolerate some direct sun.
WATERING Water well then allow to dry out between watering. This will be more frequent in the active growing months, so up your watering patterns accordingly (Spring and Summer) In the Winter, rubber plants prefer longer periods of drought.
HUMIDITY Enjoys warm temperatures and some humidity.
FEEDING You can feed regularly throughout the growing season, every 3-4 weeks. We recommend organic liquid tomato food.
COMPOST Use well draining compost.
INTEREST You can help to keep those big, glossy leaves dust free by routinely wiping and polishing them with milk. Re-pot when the plant is too cramped in its original pot, or the roots are showing at the base - going up by one pot size only.