Rubber Plant

Ficus elastica

With shiny, leathery leaves this common house plant is a favourite with those looking for an impressive but easy to care for plant.  A great one if you are looking for something with height... which will depend on your pot size. Bigger the pot, bigger the plant!


A brightly lit spot is best, out of direct sunlight. Can grow well in lower light conditions but a good idea to move to a brighter spot for a day or two to keep happy once or twice a month.


Too much water will be the biggest problem here.  Let it dry out between watering.


When the plant is small you can re-pot at the beginning of each Spring until plant is established. From there every 2-3 years should be fine or until you're happy with the height.