It has a high tolerance for drought, but prefers humidity and thrives in wet, tropical conditions naturally, this sturdiness makes it an ideal indoor plant.
Brind outdooors during summer. Does not like draughts in the office too much.
Water moderately, increasing in summer and decreasing in winter. Many Ficus are very tolerant of being over or under watered, which makes them ideal for beginners.
Ficus likes a daily misting to maintain humidity.
Removes 10,353 micrograms/plant of harmful formaldehyde from air.
Removes 15,894 micrograms/plant of harmful benzene from the air.
Removes 9,365 micrograms/plant of harmful Trichloroethylene (TCE) from the air.
It can yield a milky white latex also known as sap, which has been used in some cases to make rubber, but it should not be confused with the traditional rubber tree. The reason this rubber plant is called a rubber plant is because its leaves look rubbery.