8 Types of Rubber Plants You Didn’t Know Existed

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There are many different types of rubber plants out there, and most people don’t know about them. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 different types of rubber plants and their unique characteristics. If you are thinking about adding a rubber plant to your garden, or if you just want to learn more about them, then this is the blog post for you!

Robusta

Robusta
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The robusta rubber plant is one of the most popular species of rubber plants. It is native to Africa and can grow up to 4-6 feet tall in the home. The leaves are large and glossy, and the flowers are small and white. The robusta rubberonose is easy to care for and requires little maintenance. Robusta has leaves colored in different shades of green. From a light lettuce to a rich emerald.

Burgundy Rubber

Burgundy Rubber
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The burgundy rubber plant is a popular species of rubber plant that is grown because of its deep burgundy leaves. At maturity, this plant can reach 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide. The burgundy rubber plant is slow growing but can live for many years with proper care. In the wild it grows in East India, Sri Lanka, Florida and the United States, South and Southeast Asia. In the wild, Burgundy can grow up to 40 feet tall, which is quite a lot. It grows very fast, so you will have to prune the plant frequently in the home. In the home, the plant will thrive at 65 degrees Fahrenheit and likes moderate watering and humidity.

Ficus Elastica Ruby

Ficus Elastica Ruby
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This magnificent plant is a cultivar of Ficus Elastica, also known as rubber tar, Indian rubber tree, or sometimes simply rubber plant. It is native to areas of South Asia and Southeast Asia. Ficus Elastica Ruby has deep burgundy colored leaves with a glossy sheen. It will make a great addition to any home decor. It can grow up to 8 feet indoors, and up to 40 feet outside. Therefore, it can be planted in many different ways. When growing outside the home, the plant quickly grows into a full tree, forming a palm tree-like crown.

Ficus elastica Decora

Ficus elastica Decora
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Ficus elastica, rubber tar, rubber bush, rubber plant or Indian rubber tree, is a plant species of the Marine family (Moraceae). It is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and is widely cultivated in other tropics. It grows up to 8 feet at home and is distinguished by its fleshy, rounded, oval-shaped leaves. The leaves are equipped with deep streaked veins that crisscross the entire leaf. The plant looks aesthetically pleasing and expensive, so it can easily decorate any home interior.

Ficus elastica Tineke

Ficus elastica Tineke
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Ficus elastica Tineke is a species of rubber plant native to Malaysia. It is an evergreen plant that can grow up to 10 meters tall. The leaves of Ficus elastica Tineke are large, leathery and have a glossy texture. The leaves are green and cream colored, where the cream is mostly present on the edges of the leaf. The green color is not pronounced, but is more pale and has its own shades. Ficus tineke likes moderate watering, well-drained soil and filtered sunlight.

Ficus altissima lemon

Ficus altissima lemon
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This type of ficus refers to trees. It grows up to 10 meters tall, produces beautiful small orange-colored fruits, and has large, oval leaves with a frosted patina and neon-green flecks. The basic color of the leaves is green. The plant is very good and easy to tolerate drought, so it is suitable for growing in arid regions. It can also be grown inside the house, the main thing is to prune the branches in time.

Green Rubber Tree

Green Rubber Tree
Photo from @catalinaa_photography

Chances are you’ve seen this species of rubber-bearing plant before, as it’s very popular in the indoor environment. It is easily recognized by its large, glossy leaves, which can be up to 12 inches long! In the wild, the plant grows in Southeast Asia and can grow up to 100 feet tall. When grown at home, if care is taken, the plant will grow to 6-10 feet tall. The green ficus has a very rich and beautiful green color that glows in the sun like an emerald gemstone.

Creeping Fig Rubber

Creeping Fig Rubber
Photo from @piconne_01

If you are looking for a rubber plant that is low maintenance and easy to care for, the Creeping Fig rubber plant is perfect for you! This rubber plant is native to Asia and Australia and can grow up to 20 feet tall. The leaves of this rubber plant are dark green and glossy. The evergreen plant grows quickly and clings tenaciously to supports, walls or other plants in your lawn. The species is very fond of moist, drained soil rich in humus.

What is a rubber plant?

The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular indoor plant with thick, glossy, oval leaves. It is native to the tropical regions of India and Malaysia. The rubber tree gets its name from the latex sap that seeps from incisions in its bark, which is then used to make rubber.

How big can a rubber plant grow?

Rubber plants differ in species, so their growth will be different. Again, if you grow it at home, it will grow less than those specimens that grow in the wild or in your yard. Some species of rubber plants grow up to 100 feet tall.

Are rubber plants toxic?

One of the most common questions we get asked about rubber plants is whether or not they are toxic. The answer is no, rubber plants are not toxic to humans or animals. However, like all plants, they can cause irritation if they come into contact with your skin or eyes

What do rubber plants smell like?

It will all depend on the type of plant. Some species are completely odorless, but others that have flowers in addition to leaves can smell like maple syrup, fresh foliage, vanilla, and a sweet floral scent.

What benefits does a rubber plant have in your home?

A rubber plant has many benefits in your home. They can help purify the air and they are also known to be one of the easiest houseplants to care for. Rubber plants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find one that fits your space.

Nicolas Wayne

Gardening and lawn care enthusiast

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