Rubber Tree | 60cm - People Plants
Rubber Tree | 60cm
Rubber Tree | 60cm - People Plants
Rubber Tree | 60cm - People Plants
Rubber Tree | 60cm
Rubber Tree | 60cm
Rubber Tree | 60cm
Rubber Tree | 60cm
Rubber Tree | 60cm
Rubber Tree | 60cm
Rubber Tree | 60cm
Rubber Tree | 60cm
Ficus elastica 'Robusta'

Rubber Tree | 60cm

Regular price £19.00
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1 in stock

A well-loved houseplant, the rubber is striking, simple and low maintenance. 

Tolerant of lower light than other fig species and preferring drier soil, this plant is perfect for those who want a leafy, easy-care plant for their home. Place in a bright spot if you want your plant to grow quickly or a shadier area for slower growth.

_ Arrives in a 17cm nursery pot
_ Tolerant of neglect
_ You can prune it to your desired shape
_ Great for beginners or if you want a low maintenance houseplant

Next Working Day delivery

All plants less than 120cm in height will be sent out with DPD Next Working Day delivery. The cut off for Next Day delivery is 12pm, midday.

Plants less than 60cm in height = £6 next day delivery
XL plants (60-120cm in height) = £12 next day delivery

All orders for XXL plants (greater than 120cm in height) will be sent out by special courier delivery. We will contact you via email to confirm timings.

XXL plants (120cm+) £20 delivery

*** Please note this is currently for mainland U.K only *** 

Collection

If you live locally to us (with a Cornish postcode) during checkout you will have the option to collect your plant from our warehouse or from Open in St Agnes. This is done via your postcode so will only show with a Cornish postcode at checkout.

Giant In The Wild

This plant can grow to become a towering tree in the wild, reaching 60m in height with a trunk that can span 2m.

Car Tyres

Despite its name, this plant is not used to produce rubber. Hevea brasiliensis, is the plant used for commercial rubber production. 

Living Bridges

In Green Planet they visit magical, living bridges in India, made from tree roots. This is that plant!

Rubber Tree
Plant Bio


Native to much of South and Southeastern Asia. Over the years, the rubber tree has been introduced to many other tropical regions worldwide. 

The genus name 'Ficus' is from the Latin meaning 'fig' and unsurprisingly, the species name 'elastica' translates to mean elastic referencing its (now discontinued) role in the rubber industry. 

Part of the Moraceae family, often known as the fig or the mulberry family. 

Other common names include:
Rubber Plant, Rubber Fig

Rubber Tree
Care Tips


Light
: Beginning life in the understory, Rubber plants grow quickest in bright (but not direct) sunlight. However, they can also tolerate shadier spots.

Water: Although native to humid rainforests, this plant does a little better with drier soils at home. Water when the top layer of soil is dry, ensuring thorough drainage so that the roots don't sit in damp soil.

Humidity: Happy without any extra humidity.

Temperature: The rubber prefers temperatures between 15-25°C to thrive but will tolerate draughtier, chillier homes.

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