[Ficus elastica robusta] AKA Rubber fig. The classic interior plant and for good reason. This legend that is the Rubber plant thrives in spaces with full sun to partial shade and will suit any room in the house.
A legend amongst houseplants but as its been around for so long, it's all too easy to forget why. A good size rubber plant especially really is a striking plant, with strong and full glossy leaves that are hard to beat. It thrives in brightly lit spots to some partial shade and can be a focal point in any room in the house, as long as you can accommodate for the size plant we're offering! Go bold we say. Ideal for beginners.
Native to South and South East Asia.
Positioning + Light Needs
Strong indirect light, partial shade tolerant.
Water weekly when the top soil becomes slightly dry and reduce watering in the Winter. The worst thing you can do is over water your Ficus, so be conservative.
I love to be misted, especially in the warmer months and when the central heating kicks in.
Feed me fortnightly every Spring and Summer with diluted liquid fertiliser.
May - June, every 3 years or once the roots have become pot bound.
Child / Pet Friendly
No sorry, I'm a little toxic.
That's me! I'm very effective at removing airborne toxins like formaldehyde from the air.
Look out for
Loss of leaves: Most common cause is over-watering, which will need attention asap (renew top soil or re-pot). Other conditions can also cause leaves to drop including, low temperatures, not enough light or cold draughts. Moving your plant from a bright location to a dim one can also cause leaf drop. It's normal for some of the bottom leaves to turn yellow and drop, but do check if conditions are OK.
Leaf edges yellowing: This is really a process of elimination. The problem could be poor soil, under-feeding or too much water. You'll need to check each one of the care instructions above and eliminate what you're doing well and try to find the cause.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £65.00: FREE
Orders under £65.00: £6.00
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here