• 8-in Rubber Tree

8-in Rubber Tree

Coined for its thick, waxy leaves, the Rubber Tree can become your home’s next statement piece. The elegant silhouette is worth the mild attention it requires + joy it brings.

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Care Info

SUN

The Rubber Tree thrives in medium to bright indirect light and can tolerate bright direct sunlight.

WATER

Water every 1-2 weeks, Allowing soil to dry out between waterings. When placed in bright light be sure to water more often.

AIR

Mimic their native subtropical environment with temperatures between 65º-80º and a high moisture content. You can provide a regular boost of humidity by:


  • Adding a humidifier nearby
  • Creating a pebble tray that lives underneath the pot
  • Misting the leaves 2-4x per week with non-tap water

PET FRIENDLY

Not pet-friendly. Can harm pets if digested.

AESTHETIC

Ficus elastica, the rubber fig, rubber bush, rubber tree, rubber plant, or Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree, is a species of plant in the fig genus, native to eastern parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has become naturalized in Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and the US State of Florida.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Active exposure to and care for plants has many proven wellbeing benefits, such as: 


  • Lower stress levels
  • Improved mood
  • Superior mental clarity and focus

Rubber Trees  remove common toxic chemicals from our air, especially formaldehyde. In return, they produce oxygen which allows us to breathe and sleep better. Dust the leaves regularly for optimal photosynthesis and shine. 

SPIRITUAL INTERPRETATIONS

Rubber plants represent abundance, happiness, and wealth. 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy Intermediate Experienced 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Arriving to you in careful packaging:


  • Live Rubber Plant
  • Temporary 4-inch nursery pot
  • Care card with tips for success 
  • Grounded Office Hours: Complimentary 1-on-1 support from our Plant Specialist

OUR RECS

We recommend ceramic planter with a drainage hole to provide ideal moisture balance and airflow for the Rubber Plant. When repotting, use a planter of the same size or no more than 2 inches larger. 


Ideal soil is a well-draining mix with aerating and moisture-retaining amendments such as bark, sand, and/or perlite

 

Nature is unique - each plant may vary slightly from the plant shown here. Ceramic planters are sold separately.