Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’ Ficus Elastica Robusta


  • Lives up to its ‘robust’ name – it’s very hard to kill
  • Filters formaldehyde from the air
  • Seen in just about every interior design mag ever published (probably)

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A very popular house plant, and with good reason! A member of the fig tree family, this stunning rubber plant bush grows large stiff leaves, with a slightly pink tint. Its almost impossible to miss this stylish plant from the pages of design magazines.

The robusta variety (as it sounds) is much more hardy than its lyrata cousin and will happy in any bright room, out of direct sunlight.  Water once the soil on the top of the pot drys out, but do not allow to sit in water.

Additional information

Scientific name Ficus Elastica Robusta
Also known as Rubber Fig, Rubber Plant
Family Moraceae
Genus Ficus
Origin Southeast Asia
Plant Type Jungle Plant
Amount of sunlight Bright indirect sunlight
Special features Air-cleaning