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  • Writer's pictureDebi Holland

Plantsmith Rubber Plant



If you are looking for a tough, evergreen houseplant that is easy to look after then a rubber plant could be for you. A member of the fig family, Moraceae, and native to Southeast Asia these plants can escalate to an impressive height in the wild.


Large, dark green, glossy oval leaves shine from a central vertical stem to make a tall neat potted houseplant. Try the intensely dark F. elastica ‘Black Prince’ or lighten up a space with the variegated, more compact variety ‘Tineke’ boasting attractive green and cream foliage often with a pink tinge when leaves are young.


Read all about this fascinating houseplant on the Plantsmith website:



All photos © Debi Holland 2024

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