Rubber plant 'Cloe' (table top)
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Rubber plants (ficus elastica) are retro chic defined. They're also very low maintenance, and have gorgeous rich dark green leaves.
Light: They prefer bright, indirect light but can cope pretty well in lower light conditions.
Water: Water when the top 2cm of soil is light and dry and crumbly.
Humidity: They're not particularly fussy, but wouldn't mind the odd misting. Wipe their leaves clean with a soft cloth every once in a while.
Height and growth rate: They are moderate to fast growing plants (in the right conditions) and can get up to 2 metres tall. If you notice leaves dropping off, its possibly due to overwatering or insufficient light.
Feed: A weak dose of liquid feed every 3-4 weeks in spring and summer will set it up nicely.
Toxicity: Toxic if ingested so keep away from children and animals. Ficus leaf sap can also be an irritant.
Origin: India and Indonesia.