Wednesday, May 25th, 2011...12:00 am

Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant by endenizen

TheGardenLady received this question from Becky, who had written in the subject line of her email “rudderplant”.

Can it be put out side if not in sun light ?

I think you mean a Rubber plant- Ficus. It grows outdoors in USDA hardiness temperature zones 10b and 11 and can grow into a tree that is 50 or more feet tall. In cooler temperature zones it is kept indoors as a house plant. But it can be taken outdoors when all signs of frost are past and brought back indoors before the first frost of winter.  Keep it on the East or North Side of the house so that it doesn’t get too much sun.

For more answers about the rubber plant check out Hortiscope, an agricultural extension website.

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