Ficus elastica ‘Robusta

Rubber Plant, Indian Rubber Tree

Ficus elastica ‘Robusta,’ commonly known as the Rubber Plant, is a highly sought-after indoor houseplant renowned for its striking visual appeal and ease of care. Originating from Southeast Asia, this variety features large, glossy leaves that are deep green and can reach an impressive 30 centimetres in length. Its lush foliage adds a touch of tropical elegance to any indoor setting.

‘Robusta’ is prized for its adaptability, thriving in a range of lighting conditions, from bright, indirect light to low-light environments. This versatility makes it a top choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts. By following simple care guidelines, including proper watering and occasional misting for humidity, Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’ can flourish, becoming a bold, vibrant centrepiece in your home or office décor.

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Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Caring for Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’ is relatively straightforward. Place it in bright, indirect light, avoiding direct sun exposure. Allow the soil to dry slightly between watering, but ensure the pot has proper drainage to prevent overwatering. Maintain a temperature range between 12-24°C. Regularly wipe the large, glossy leaves to keep them dust-free and promote healthy growth. Fertilise sparingly during the growing season (spring and summer). With this care routine, ‘Robusta’ will thrive as an attractive and resilient indoor plant, adding a touch of tropical beauty to your living space.

Expert Tip

Maintaining high humidity will encourage the plant to form attractive aerial roots.

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