Is the Rubber Fig Plant toxic?
The Rubber Fig Plant is generally not considered to be toxic to pets. However, it should be noted that if ingested the Rubber Fig could potentially cause stomach upset. Ultimately, it is best to avoid the temptation to take a chomp out of this plant’s luscious leaves. If the leaves or stems of the Rubber Fig are cut, they will secrete a milky wkite latex material. This plant secretion can actually cause some mild skin irritation so it is highly recommended to wear gloves while handling or repotting your Rubber Fig.
What is the ideal temperature?
The ideal temperature for the Rubber Fig plant is between 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit (16-24 degrees Celsius). To keep your plant’s environment steady and within the ideal temperature avoid placing it near any heating or cooling vents. The Rubber Fig doesn’t respond well to sudden drops in temperature or cold drafts, so keep it away from open windows or doors during the colder months.
What is the ideal humidity level?
Rubber Fig plants grow best in moderate humidity. But that doesn’t mean they can’t thrive in low humidity climates as well. If you live in a drier climate, it is important to provide a bit of moisture for your plant. This can best be done by lightly misting the plant about once every week or so.
Does it purify air?
The bold, large, glossy leaves of the Ficus elastica don’t just serve an aesthetic purpose! Incredibly, the Rubber plant is actually considered an air purifier. You can breathe easy knowing that this magical houseplant is actually removing toxins from the air in your space.