Robusta Rubber Tree - Ficus elastica - 2.5L / 17cm / Medium

$29.99

The Ficus elastica is often referred to as the Rubber Tree because the sap of this species is the original source of latex, but there's nothing plastic about this tree. It's alive. The Robusta Rubber Tree has forest green leaves, pink-red growth tips and is one of the faster growing and easiest Ficus elastica cultivars to growThe ideal low maintenance plant for beginner plant keepers or beyond.

Light Requirements: Bright Indirect Light is ideal, can handle part-day Sun.

Moisture & Soil Requirements: Prefers evenly moist soil with good drainage in warm seasons - never soggy soil. Water when the first few centimetres of soil are dry.

Growth & Nutrients: Tree /shrub. Aggressive roots, will fill up nearly any container, keep away from water pipes outside. Prune at the start of spring to the desired shape. Suits apartments or houses of any size. Feed with a general-purpose fertiliser for containers from the start of spring each year to autumn when growth slows down.

Temperature, Humidity & Ambient requirements: Prefers warm humid environments inside but can deal with most home environments. Grows well outdoors in frost-free northern NZ

Toxicity: Moderately toxic. Don't let anyone or anything eat it. The sap is a skin irritant so do not touch.

Plant Size Guide

The plant in the photos is an example and an approximate guide only however we try to show small examples so you get a pleasant surprise. Sizes, flowering state and colours change throughout the seasons and variation will occur.

Plant Heights - because the plant's foliage must fit inside our Plant Cartons, the actual height of a plant's central trunk (meristem) will be shorter than the box it fits in.

Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.

Medium Plants -  17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.

Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.

XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.

Dispatch Times

Plant courier orders are processed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day target but these are not a guaranteed delivery timeframe.

Add 1 extra day after a public holiday as well as for rural addresses or remote towns.

Monday - We send orders placed on previous Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from previous Saturday & Sunday.

Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday & Tuesday.

XL Plants are delivered only within urban Auckland & Whangarei and this service is for non-urgent orders. This excludes satellite destinations such as Beachlands, Pukekohe, Piha, Helensville etc and Whangarei Heads. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.

Plants in Transit

Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.

Plants typically take just a day or two to arrive, however they are usually fine in their cartons for 1-2 weeks, and many can go longer, so a few extra days are not usually cause for concern.

Whether it takes 1 or 7 days, let your plant recover from its journey by placing in gentle light and adding a little water and it will be back to its best within a couple of days. Let us know if there are any major issues via the contact page.

Customer Reviews

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Tony C.
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Excellent over all good prices Excellent shipping

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Nancy W.
Gorgeous! Would give 10 stars if I could

Stunning plant with lovely glossy leaves, arrived snugly and safely. Couldn’t be happier! She’s currently living happily by my bedroom window ☺️

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Carlo C.
1st Rubber Plant Item bought as a gift

PlantHouse staff were able to assist me with my queries regarding my order. I feel that they highly value communication and customer satisfaction . I look forward to my next plant purchase with a PlantHouse

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Amanda R.
Arrived beautifully packaged & larger then expected

My rubber plant which I got to celebrate my 40th, arrived safe & sound in a cleverly shaped cardboard box. The plant itself was larger than id expected, which was a lovely surprise. Throughly impressed with PlantHouse.

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Simon P.
Review on Rubber Plant

This is a good product, very comfortable to have in my room, and it looks so welcoming

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Tony C.
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Excellent over all good prices Excellent shipping

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Nancy W.
Gorgeous! Would give 10 stars if I could

Stunning plant with lovely glossy leaves, arrived snugly and safely. Couldn’t be happier! She’s currently living happily by my bedroom window ☺️

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Carlo C.
1st Rubber Plant Item bought as a gift

PlantHouse staff were able to assist me with my queries regarding my order. I feel that they highly value communication and customer satisfaction . I look forward to my next plant purchase with a PlantHouse

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Amanda R.
Arrived beautifully packaged & larger then expected

My rubber plant which I got to celebrate my 40th, arrived safe & sound in a cleverly shaped cardboard box. The plant itself was larger than id expected, which was a lovely surprise. Throughly impressed with PlantHouse.

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Simon P.
Review on Rubber Plant

This is a good product, very comfortable to have in my room, and it looks so welcoming

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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Tony C.
Excellent

Excellent over all good prices Excellent shipping

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Nancy W.
Gorgeous! Would give 10 stars if I could

Stunning plant with lovely glossy leaves, arrived snugly and safely. Couldn’t be happier! She’s currently living happily by my bedroom window ☺️

C
Carlo C.
1st Rubber Plant Item bought as a gift

PlantHouse staff were able to assist me with my queries regarding my order. I feel that they highly value communication and customer satisfaction . I look forward to my next plant purchase with a PlantHouse

A
Amanda R.
Arrived beautifully packaged & larger then expected

My rubber plant which I got to celebrate my 40th, arrived safe & sound in a cleverly shaped cardboard box. The plant itself was larger than id expected, which was a lovely surprise. Throughly impressed with PlantHouse.

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Simon P.
Review on Rubber Plant

This is a good product, very comfortable to have in my room, and it looks so welcoming

Shipped Safely

We designed and made custom Plant Cartons to ensure a snug fit and safe trip to your home.

Mon-Wed Dispatch Times

- Monday - We/Th/Fr orders
- Tuesday - Sa/Su orders
- Wednesday - Mo/Tu orders

NZ-Wide Courier Rates

$13.50 Shipping gets you up to 4 Small or Medium Plants sent to Auckland or 2 Small Plants or 1 Medium Plant NZ-Wide.

Visit Safe Shipping Page for the full shipping price list.