Ficus Robusta Rubber Plant


Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’ (Rubber Plant)

Plant Fact File:

  • Pot Size: 5 litres
  • Height: 50 cm
  • Spread: 30 cm
  • Season of Interest: Year-round
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
  • Fragrant: No
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Hardiness: Generally grown as a houseplant
  • Aspect: Bright, indirect sunlight
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Soil Type: Well-draining potting mix


Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’, commonly known as the Rubber Plant, is a classic and robust houseplant celebrated for its glossy, dark green foliage and air-purifying qualities. With a 5-litre pot size, this Rubber Plant is perfect for adding a touch of elegance and greenery to your indoor space.

Standing at a height of 50 cm with a spread of 30 cm, ‘Robusta’ maintains a well-balanced and upright growth habit. Its moderate growth rate allows it to stay well-suited for tabletops, shelves, or as a striking focal point in your indoor decor.

The Rubber Plant’s glossy, dark green leaves create a visually appealing and vibrant display. While it may not produce fragrant flowers, the lush foliage and its air-purifying properties more than compensate for the lack of scent.

This houseplant thrives in bright, indirect sunlight, making it suitable for well-lit rooms or spaces with ample natural light. It prefers well-draining potting mix to prevent overwatering and should be watered moderately.

Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’ is generally grown as a houseplant and can be enjoyed year-round. It not only adds a touch of elegance to your indoor decor but also helps improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants from the air.

With a 5-litre pot size, this Rubber Plant is ideal for those looking to incorporate a classic and visually appealing houseplant into their indoor spaces. It’s a charming and easy-to-care-for plant that adds a touch of nature’s beauty and freshness to your home decor year-round.