November 12, 2020

Wait so...are Rubber Plants, like, actual rubber? Like, car tire, pencil eraser, that type of rubber? The answer is: YES! Rubber plants (also known as Ficus elastica) are what traditional rubber is derived from. When it comes to the appearance of rubber plants, there are multiple options!

Ruby Ficus Elastica:

This is a variegated variety that has a pink tint to it. It looks similar to the next choice...


Tineke Ficus Elastica:

This version is also variegated, but the spots that are white, have a more cream tint, rather than pink.


Burgundy Ficus Elastica:

This is for the goths at heart. This plant appears very dark green with a red tint. The stems are brown and the undersides of the leaves are burgundy. 


Ficus Elastica:

For the traditional houseplant enthusiast, the regular Ficus elastica has green leaves. Not too dark and not too light, just a nice medium green.


All these varieties have similar care techniques. The plant enjoys bright light and can tolerate some direct sunlight. These like to dry out between waterings and are pretty low maintenance. You can tell when your plant needs to be watered because the leaves will fold in (like a taco), lose their shine, and droop downward. Fertilize your Rubber plant once every two weeks in the spring and summer and not at all in the winter. During the growing season, it can put out a new leaf every week or two. 


Want to add one to your home? Shoot us a DM on Instagram or emailinfo@essenciaair.com for a quote!

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