Rubber Tree Plant
Ficus elastica or Rubber Plant originated in India and Malaysia and was once grown for the rubber that was produced from its sap. Today it is a very popular indoor houseplant. A Rubber Plant has 5”-12” large thick glossy leaves; once damaged, these leaves cannot be trimmed and must be cut off. A rubber tree can be used as a small plant for the table, a full lush bush on the floor, or a ten- foot specimen tree in a room with tall ceilings. Like a weeping fig, it doesn’t like to be moved around and prefers constant temperatures. There are several varieties of Rubber tree on the market such as: Burgundy with reddish leaves, Tricolor with grayish green leaves and splashes of pink and cream, and Doescheri with green leaves and splashes of pale yellow or creamy white.