Rubber plant / Indoor Plant

Regular price Rs. 145.00
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Know Your Plant

The rubber plant, scientifically known as Ficus elastica, is a popular and versatile houseplant cherished for its attractive glossy leaves and ease of care. Native to Southeast Asia, this evergreen tree belongs to the fig family, Moraceae. Its large, leathery leaves are typically dark green, though variegated cultivars are also available, featuring patterns of cream, pink, or white. Rubber plants can grow quite tall if given the space, making them suitable as striking floor plants, but they can also be pruned to maintain a more compact size for tabletops or shelves. Their adaptability to various light conditions, from bright indirect light to partial shade, along with moderate watering needs, make them an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts.

In addition to their ornamental value, rubber plants also offer air-purifying benefits, helping to improve indoor air quality by removing toxins like formaldehyde and benzene. To ensure their health and longevity, it's important to avoid overwatering, as they are susceptible to root rot if their soil remains waterlogged. Regular pruning can help maintain their shape and encourage bushier growth. With proper care, a rubber indoor plant can thrive for many years, adding a touch of natural beauty to any indoor space.

Plant Care:

  1. Light: Rubber indoor plants thrive in bright, indirect light. Place them near a window where they can receive plenty of filtered sunlight. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, particularly morning sun, but avoid harsh afternoon sun, as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Temperature: Maintain moderate to warm temperatures for your rubber indoor plant, ideally between 18°C to 29°C. Avoid exposing it to temperatures below 50°F (10°C), as it is sensitive to cold drafts.

  3. Watering: Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out between waterings. Water your rubber plant thoroughly, ensuring that excess water drains away from the pot. Avoid letting the soil become soggy, as this can lead to root rot. Reduce watering frequency during the winter months when growth slows down.

  4. Humidity: Rubber plants prefer moderate to high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, using a room humidifier, or placing a tray of water and pebbles beneath the pot. Grouping plants together can also help create a more humid microclimate.

  5. Soil: Plant your rubber plant in well-draining, aerated soil. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand works well. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom.

  6. Fertilizing: Feed your rubber plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization during fall and winter when growth slows down.

  7. Pruning: Trim any dead, damaged, or yellowing leaves as needed to maintain the plant's appearance and overall health. You can also prune to control the size and shape of the plant.

  8. Repotting: Repot your rubber plant every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current container. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage and fresh potting mix.

Rubber Plant Benefits:

  1. Air purification: Like many other houseplants, rubber plants help improve indoor air quality by removing toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air. This can contribute to a healthier indoor environment and reduce the risk of respiratory issues.

  2. Humidity regulation: Rubber plants for sale release moisture into the air through a process called transpiration, which can help increase humidity levels in dry indoor spaces. This can be especially beneficial during the winter months when indoor air tends to be drier due to heating systems.

  3. Stress reduction: The presence of greenery indoors has been linked to reduced stress levels and improved mood. Rubber plants varieties, with their lush foliage and calming green color, can contribute to a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere in your home or office.

  4. Biophilic design: Incorporating natural elements like rubber plants into indoor spaces is a key principle of biophilic design, which seeks to connect people with nature. Studies have shown that exposure to nature, even in the form of indoor plants, can have positive effects on mental health, productivity, and overall well-being.

  5. Easy care: Rubber plants varieties are relatively low-maintenance and resilient, making them suitable for beginner gardeners or busy individuals. With proper care, they can thrive for many years, providing long-lasting benefits to their owners.

Processing Time: We take 2 day to make plant ready for journey. Before packing we give them fertilizer and fungicide for best results.

Packing: We send potted plant in strong customized cardboard boxes to ensure zero transit loss.

Pot Size     :   4 Inch Black Plastic Basic Nursery Pot.

Plant Size  :   5 Inch To 6 Inch plant.
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Shipping cost is Flat, which means for order value upto 200 Rs. we charge only 35 rs. All orders above 200 Rs comes under free delivery services. No shipping charge will be taken from customer. This offer is for short duration only.

We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. Items can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of delivery.

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