Rubber Tree Plant Losing leaves

What kind of plant is this, and how do I take care of it? The leaves are starting to fall off.

Hi Pamela,

Dark green Rubber Tree Plant
Rubber Tree Plant

Your plant is a Rubber Tree Plant. Rubber Tree houseplants are a little difficult to water. Always allow the top 25-30% of the soil of a Rubber Tree Plant to dry out before watering. Keep the soil even drier when your Rubber Tree Plant is in lower light or the room temperature is cooler. The leaves of Rubber Tree houseplants turn yellow from under-water and perfectly fine green, burgundy, or variegated leaves may fall off from over- water. You can read all of my care tips for a Rubber tree Plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.