Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sixty Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Houseplants: Rubber Plant

Today on Sixty-Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Rubber plant.

If you’re looking for an easy to grow plant for your home or office, consider a rubber plant. Rubber plants are long lived plants which adapt quickly to the conditions in your home or office.
Just be sure that night time temperatures do not drop below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Because rubber plants don’t like to have wet feet, plant in a pot that has a saucer and drains well. Remember to water and fertilize regularly and after watering, drain any excess water out of the saucer.
If your plant is in a warm, brightly lit location, remember that it will require more frequent water, fertilizer, and repotting.
To keep the leaves clean, simply wipe off with a moist rag. For extra shine, spray the leaves with a leaf shine product available at your local nursery or garden center.

For more information, on houseplants, contact your local CSU Extension Office.
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