Ficus elastica, the rubber fig, rubber bush, rubber tree, rubber plant, or Indian rubber bush, Indian rubber tree,
Why choose Rick? The rubber plant is known for being strong-rooted which makes it a great staple plant. It needs more attention than most house plants, but it’s totally worth it. If treated properly, it can grow to the size of a tree!
Wellbeing benefits: An anti-bacterial plant that can reduce mold and bacteria in a room by as much as 50-60 percent. NASA recommends it as the top indoor air purifying plant because it eliminates Formaldehyde, Xylene, CO, and provides fresh Oxygen.
Water: Water occasionally, when the top inch of soil is dry.
Ideal home: Flourishes in a room with lots of indirect light.