plants

Robin

Rubber plant

{ Ficus elastica; Ficus robusta }

£8.00 - £55.00

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About Robin

If you're completely new to houseplants then Robin is a brilliant first plant to adopt, not only is he a very handsome lad, he's also very easy to look after and has been approved by NASA as one of the best air purifying plants.

Details

Our Robins come in two sizes:
Plant height (including pot): 35-45cm; Nursery pot width: 12cm
Plant height (including pot): 90-100cm; Nursery pot width: 27cm

Our large rubber plant fits perfectly in our new 30cm plant stand!

Health Benefits

NASA carried out a survey to better understand which houseplants would help clean the air in their space station and our Robin made the cut.

Likes

Our rubber plant prefers being placed in a brightly lit room with no direct light although he won't mind a few hours in the morning or afternoon. Rubber plants also like their leaves to be wiped with a damp cloth to get rid of any dust.

Dislikes

Being over-watered - a sign of this will be Robin's leaves falling off.

Looking after this plant

Water moderately in the spring and summer months - about once every 7 days approximately and once every 14 days in the autumn and winter. Water enough to thoroughly wet the compost, but allow the top 2 inches of compost to dry out between waterings. Robin doesn't like sitting in excess water so always remove the water that might have drained through his drainage holes after each watering Here's our guide on how to best water your plants.

Also, you might notice that Robin's leaves might have small white dots near the leaf margins, which are regularly spaced, don't rub off, and may resemble bugs. These are special cells called lithocysts, which are enlarged cells containing crystals of calcium carbonate. Essentially, nothing to worry about!

Lastly, if Robin loses a few of his leaves over the winter, don't panic! He is just on his dormant period and it's quite normal for him to drop a few leaves.

Living with pets and children

Rubber plants are toxic if ingested.