Rubber Plants

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Care level: Intermediate

The rubber plant requires bright, indirect light. You should only water it when the soil is dry. Rubber plants have the added benefit of being one of the best natural air-cleaners out there. Place them near your favorite seating area to enjoy fresh air.

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Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, and can tolerate bright direct light Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Increase frequency with increased light. Any humidity level will do. Normal room humidity is fine. 65°F-85°F (18°C-30°C). It’s best not to let it go below 60°F (15°C). This plant can reach an ultimate height of about 30’ (10m) and will have a spread of about 10” (3.2m) over the years. However, as a houseplant, will be much smaller. It is generally a very easygoing plant. May get scale and mealybugs. Treat scale bugs and mealybugs as soon as they appear with weekly sprays of horticultural (Neem) oil and regular wipe-downs of the plant.

This plant is poisonous to cats, dogs, and humans if consumed. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.

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