Rubber Plant

{ Variegated Rubber plant; Ficus robusta }


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About Rob

If you're completely new to houseplants then Rob 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.


Our Robs 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 Rob 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.


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.


Being over-watered - a sign of this will be 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. Rob 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.

Lastly, if Rob 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

Rob is toxic if ingested.

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