Rubber Tree/Ficus elastica
These beauties are from Southeast Asia and grow anywhere from 50-100 feet in their natural habitat. Loved here for their prominent thick leaves including burgundy and variegated they are an easy care addition to your plant fam.
Toxicity: Mildly toxic causing skin or mucuos membrane irritation. It is considered one of the safest houseplants. The milky white sap contains latex, originally used in making rubber, thus the name.
Light: bright indirect light, especially important to maintain gorgeous variegation on tineke and ruby varieties
Soil: well-draining soil
Humidity: they enjoy an occasional boost in humidity, but do well in average household humidity.
Water: Allow approximately the top 50% of soil to dry between waterings
Fertilizer: 10-10-10 monthly spring through summer