The rubber plant isn’t made of rubber, it’s definitely a real plant! This house plant is one of those type-A personalities when it comes to character strengths. It is hardy, attractive and a strong fuss-free grower, but it’s also one of the best air-purifiers you’ll invest in. It will grow in low light conditions but thrive in brighter-lit spaces.
Botanical name Ficus elastica
Care requirements Easy
Light needs Prefers filtered light, away from direct sunlight.
Water care Allow the soil to dry out before watering.
Pet friendliness The sap is an irritant and the plant parts are toxic when ingested, so best to keep fur babies away.