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Lil' Rubber Plant

Ficus Robusta

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Baby Plant
Low Maintenance
Shade Tolerant
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Nursery Pot
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We deliver to the UK and Islands. Once placed, your order will be dispatched within 1-2 working days.

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If you don't love your order, message us within 30 days of delivery and we will help you return your order.

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An occasional spray of mist is my beauty secret to looking fabulous!


I can handle a little shade that's thrown my way, but I prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight.


Everything in moderation is my motto, so I like to be watered little but often, keeping my soil moist.
Botanical name
Ficus Robusta
Ficus Elastica; Burgundy Rubber Plant;
Plant type
Indoor; Ficus
Plant height (including pot)
Pet/baby safe?
Toxic to pets and babies
Growing Speed
Slow grower - max height 3m
Nursery pot size

Top tip

Watch out for the sap from the Lil' Rubber Plant, it can cause irritation to your skin.

About Lil' Rubber Plant

The Lil' Rubber Plant is a low-maintenance houseplant. It likes being kept in bright, indirect sunlight in temperatures of 16-24°C but it doesn't mind bending the rules (get it? cos it's rubber…) and is happy with some shade in minimum temperatures of 12°C. Regularly water your Lil' Rubber Plant and give its leaves a rub to remove build-ups of dust and allow sunlight to reach them. This Lil' Prick is in no rush to burn rubber and race to the finish line as it's a slow grower.

The Ficus Robusta is pretty flexible about where you put it, it's happy in any room with regular humidity, such as your bedroom, living room, or hallway. One thing the Ficus Elastic isn't so willing to bend on is its tolerance for lil' Pricklettes. Its sap might be great for making rubber, but it is toxic. So, be sure to wash your hands if any gets on you as it can irritate your skin, and be sure to keep pets and young children away.

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your Ficus Rubber baby plant questions @prickleplantsuk.