Rubber Plants & Maintenance

Light Level: Requires bright indirect light. Direct sun can singe the leaves.

Water: Water your rubber plant frequently, they like to be kept steadily moist but not soaked. Rubber plants also are vulnerable to excessive dryness and don’t tolerate drought well. To check if its time for another watering, check the moisture levels in the first few inches of soil—if they’re dry and crumbly, it’s time to water your plant again.

Soil: Any good, fast-draining potting soil will do, although a cactus mix would be best. Rubber plants prefer an acidic soil mixture. They will also “eat” their soil and will eventually have their roots exposed. When this happens, simply top your pot with additional soil and it will not be an issue.

Fertilizing: Feed Rubber Plants a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season. They are relatively heavy feeders when healthy. Some experts recommend only lightly fertilizing indoor plants to prevent stretching and plants becoming root-bound because they grow too fast.

Rubber Plants prefer moderate to warm temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with moderate humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the potted plant on top of a dish filled with rocks and water.