Ficus, Rubber Plant

Avoid re-potting until the roots are pot-bound, and then increase the size of the new container by only two inches. Rubber plants are among the oldest plants used as houseplants worldwide. They may be pruned to control their size. Prune as you would any woody plant, making your cuts just above a node, where a leaf is attached to the stem, or where another stem branches off.

Light

Though all Ficus plants grow vigorously in full sunlight, they thrive indoors in bright to medium light. For optimum growth provide as much light as possible and keep away from cold drafts in winter.

Water

Keep soil light to moderately moist with good drainage. Most any soil medium will be fine. Sandy soils mixed with some organics are ideal for repotting.

Fertilizer

For optimum plant health, fertilize with an all-purpose houseplant food April through October, following label directions. For all other months, fertilize half as often.

Origin

Native to India and Malaysia

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