The Rubber Tree
Also known as the Ficus Elastica, this tree is well-loved in the plant community for it's lush and waxy leaves. They got their name due to their sap that is sometimes used to make rubber. They also have a shiny, rubbery appearance that nobody can resist. They're a perfect statement piece for the modern, elegant home or professional office setup.
🌞 These plants love a lot of bright, indirect light. Leaving them under direct sunlight can scorch their leaves.
💦 This plant needs the right balance of water. A good rule of thumb is to keep them moist but never wet. You'll also need to wipe the leave with a damp cloth, you can also spritz it with a little bit of water.
🌱 In the wild, these trees can grow up to 30 feet tall. Although as a houseplant, it's can grow much smaller. It's best to start with a younger rubber tree as it will adapt indoors better than a mature plant.
⚠️ Its sap can cause skin irritation for some people. Make sure to wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly after handling the plant. Keep this plant away from pets and children as it can cause mild to severe symptoms if they consume any parts of the plant.