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Rubber Plant

  • R 149.99

The Rubber Plant

Ficus Elastica Robusta

This retro indoor plant who’s popularity has hardly dwindled - since it was one of the most prominent plants in the 70s - remains timeless in modern homes and offices worldwide.

With various colours and variegated textures to choose from, the Rubber Plant is available in 4 striking varieties with varying colouring and variegation and it comes to you in a 20cm or 30cm plastic nursery pot (terracotta pot not included). 

Please note that our 30cm Rubber Plants only ship within Gauteng, and because of the size of the plant, when it is purchased with other products you will incur an additional R79 delivery charge. Whilst all our 20cm Rubber Plant Varieties ship throughout South Africa at the usual single delivery charge.

The Rubber Plant is tough and low maintenance, making this hardy indoor plant a top pick for plant lovers and newbie plant parents...

How The Rubber Plant Makes You Happy:

  • Removes pollutants from the air very effectively through its large leaves, ultimately cleaning the air that you breathe in.
  • Low maintenance indoor plant.¬†¬†
  • The lush, glossy oval leaves¬†hold water. As such it is a hardy houseplant that can sustain itself (for reasonable periods of time) when you go away on holiday.
  • Fast growing in ideal conditions, the Rubber Plant produces new leaves regularly and grows upwards into a gorgeous mature specimen indoors.

Where The Rubber Plant is Happiest:

  • The Rubber Plant prefers¬†bright or moderate light¬†away from direct sunlight.
  • Abidjan¬†(rich tones of burgundy and green) can cope in moderate light.
  • The variegated varieties¬†Belize¬†(Pink edges and veins with dark green patterned leaves) and¬†Tineke¬†(cream edges with mottled green and pink tones) need bright light in order to maintain their beautifully textured leaves.
  • Normal room humidity is sufficient for your Rubber Plant.
  • You can mist the air around it (with a spray bottle or mister) every now and then to enhance the moisture in the air, but generally the right lighting and a regular watering schedule will keep this plant very happy!

Watering The Rubber Plant:

  • Give your Rubber Plant a really good soaking once a week and¬†allow the soil to dry out before watering again.

Feeding The Rubber Plant:

  • Fertilise your¬†Rubber Plant¬†once every 2 weeks¬†during Spring, Summer and Autumn (the growing season). You can stop fertilising during Winter.

Care Tip:

  • Clean the shiny leaves with a damp cloth regularly to remove accumulated dust. Or you can spray every few months with our leaf shine.
  • The ‚Äúrubber‚ÄĚ in the common name comes from the¬†rubbery white sap¬†that both the leaves and stems produce when broken. This sap can be an irritant to humans and it is as such advised to avoid exposure to pets and children and to keep your Rubber Plant out of reach.

Dress Up Your Rubber Plant:

Giving this plant as a gift?

  • If you are¬†gifting this product¬†to someone; let us know by leaving a note for the receiver of the gift on the Your Cart page where it says "Add note for the seller" (Click the cart in the top right hand corner before checking out or add the item to your cart before purchasing to see this option). We will then include your message on a tag, as a hand written note, with your gift package.
  • If you have any further requests such as¬†corporate gifting, tailored gift orders or special requests¬†contact us directly at¬†hello@happylifeplants.com¬†and we will be in touch to assist.
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    08/20/2021
    Cayla L.
    South Africa South Africa
    Great service and lovely products

    I bought a plant as a gift and it was super easy to do, and the plant looked beautiful! Very happy with the service!

    10/25/2021
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    05/25/2021
    Mulalo R.
    South Africa South Africa
    Stunning plant

    The plant is stunning, and it looks even better in person than it does in the picture.

    08/11/2021
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    Excellent :) We are so glad to hear that you are happy!

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    03/16/2021
    Emma C.
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    03/16/2021
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    09/28/2020
    Allyssa P.
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    Not only did I receive a beautiful happy rubber plant with a wonderful care card and beautiful personalized note, but I also received the most wonderful customer service from one of the founders Robyn who went out of her way to accommodate my me. I cannot wait to place more orders and buy more happy plants!

    10/06/2020
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