How to Care for a Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant Care

The Rubber Plant holds a firm solid look all year round with its thick, glossy dark leaves. The Rubber Plant is easy to care for and works beautifully in a bright room or a shady spot outdoors.

Here’s how to care for your Rubber Plant.

Rubber Plant Care


The Rubber Plant will grow well in medium to bright indirect light. Keep plant out of the direct sun, which can burn the leaves.


Water the soil thoroughly and wait for the water to drain through, then empty any excess water sitting in the saucer. Allow the top 3-5cm of soil to dry out before watering again. In the cooler months, your plant won’t want as much water.

Tip: the top of the soil may look dry but it can be wet beneath, so before watering your plant, dip your finger into the soil to feel the level of moisture.

Temperature & Humidity

The Rubber Plant prefers average to warm environments. It should be given regular misting, especially during the winter if the humidity is exceptionally dry. Like all living, breathing things, fresh is best, so don’t put your Rubber Plant under an air conditioner where gusts of hot or cold air can harm it.


Keep your Rubber Plant looking great by removing dead or yellowing leaves. You can also trim the branches to shape the plant. Gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them clean and shiny.

Fertilise your plant with an all-purpose liquid fertiliser during the growing season.