Whether you’re looking for a medium-height pot plant or an indoor statement tree, this impressive green grower has you covered. If you want your rubber tree to grow to great heights, start with a young tree as it will adjust to the indoor conditions better than more established plants. Being native to south-east Asia, rubber plants enjoy moisture and humidity, but can also weather less favourable conditions, such as air conditioning and winter cold snaps.
Also known as: Indian rubber tree, rubber fig, rubber bush.
Light: Rubber plants like bright, indirect light, so they’re perfect near a window that has a curtain or blind to protect it from some of the harsh sun.
Water: The most common issue when it comes to rubber plants is overwatering. In winter, it might only need watering once or twice a month. Watering can increase to weekly during the warmer seasons. If leaves are limp, this is a sign your ficus needs a drink, whereas browning or dropping leaves indicate overwatering. Also, remember to wipe over the leaves every month or so to ensure it is dust free and can breathe and absorb light properly.
Size: These plants can grow up to 10 ft tall; however, that's easy to keep under control with regular pruning.
Fiddle leaf fig— Ficus lyrata