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Rubber Tree Plant

Updated: Apr 30, 2018

Looking for a nice houseplant that is low maintenance + beautiful? Look no further than the Rubber Plant. This popular houseplant is from the Ficus family, which means little work = healthy plant and the envy from all your friends of your new found green thumb.

The Rubber Tree plant can grow from 1 foot to 8 feet tall making it the perfect plant to place next to a fireplace, entryway, on top of furniture or anywhere else your heart desires. It can be very sculptured and an incredible accent piece to the minimalist house.

What it needs:

1) Sunshine:

Rubber Tree plants thrive best in indirect light. A little sun goes a long way.

2) Water:

The worst thing you can do to your Rubber Tree is over water it. To make sure this doesn't happen, you need it in a pot with good drainage holes. The best way to tell if it needs some H2O is to check the soil. If it feels try to the touch, water until it's moist.

3) Feed Me + Tell Me I'm Pretty:

If you're wanting your tree to grow taller, fertilize it. The best time to feed your tree is during Spring + Summer. Dilute a liquid fertilizer and feed every two weeks.

4) Pruning:

If a 8 feet tall Rubber Tree isn't what you are going for, you'll want to prune it. If your tree gets too tall for comfort, cut the top off at the desired height. Spring + Summer are your ideal times to prune too, but it won't hurt if you do it in the Fall or Winter.

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