HousePlant ID: Variegated Rubber Tree
What is this plant? What kind of care, light, water etc does it need?
Your plant is a variegated Rubber Tree Plant. Here are some plant care tips for a Rubber Tree Plant.
Rubber Tree plants do best in medium to bright indirect light
. The solid green and dark burgundy varieties of the Rubber tree Plant can adapt to less light, but the stems may be weak and the leaves small. The variegated varieties of the Rubber Tree Plant need more light.
Rubber Tree Plants are a little difficult to water. Always allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before you water. Keep the soil even drier when the plant is in lower light or the room temperature is cooler. The leaves of a Rubber Tree Plant turn yellow from under-water and over-water. Perfectly fine green, burgundy, or variegated leaves may fall off a Rubber Tree Plant when it is over-watered.
Rubber Tree Houseplants do not need much fertilizer
. Feed a Rubber Tree houseplant every other month when it is actively growing.
Rubber Tree houseplants do well in warm day time temperatures between 70-80 degrees with a night time temperature around 65 degrees. Keep a Rubber Tree plant away from cold drafts, air conditioners, heaters, and fireplaces.
You can read more about how to care for a Rubber Tree houseplant in the Popular HousePlant section of the website. The picture there is of a Burgundy Rubber Tree plant, but the care is the same.