Formal name: Ficus elastica
Nicknames: the rubber fig, rubber bush, rubber tree, rubber plant.
Family: Fig (Ficus)
Native habitat: Eastern parts of south Asia and southeast Asia.
Difficulty level: easy-medium.
Light requirements: prefers bright light. This plant does not like shade or low light. It is often placed near a window or behind sheer curtains.
Watering: Consistent watering. We recommend a good watering during the growing season and less watering during the winter.
Soil: A well-draining and well-aerated potting soil is needed. 1 part peat, 1 part pine bark and 1 part coarse sand (or perlite) is a good mix.
Temperature: standard room temperature. 60-85°F (15-28°C).
Read more about propagation, fertilization and additional care on the sites below.