Rubber Tree with Wicker Basket
Designer: La Plant Baby
The beautiful Rubber Tree aka Rubber fig.
Ficus elastica, the rubber fig, rubber bush, rubber tree, rubber plant, or Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree, is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, 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.
Water requirements for rubber plants are consistently moist but never soggy. Soggy plants can get root rot, soil gnats and other problems. Dry soil causes leaves to drop and reduces the overall health and growth of the plant. Getting rubber plant watering right will ensure beautiful leaves and maximum growth.
Rubber plants need bright light to thrive, but don't put them in the sunniest spot you have just yet—too much hot, direct sunlight can scorch your plant's leaves, according to ProFlowers. Your best bet is to keep your rubber plant in a spot that gets plenty of sunlight, but filtered with a sheer curtain