Rubber Plants known though their latin name Ficus elastica are however the traditional early versions have generally been replaced by more modern cultivars and closely related varieties. For this reason you might find the plant labeled as Ficus robusta.
Grow away from continuous direct sunlight, instead give your Rubber Plant a well lit spot with some indirect sun if possible. With the all green types you will get away some shade, but too much and the plant will become lanky and spindly. If you have a variegated type you have to provide the first requirement. If you opt for shade you will lose the markings.
Rubber plants love water when they are growing, but not too frequently. Water them really well once the soil has dried out quite a bit, then wait until it dries out again.
Propagation of a Rubber Tree Plant
Once you know how to care for a rubber tree plant and it is growing well, you can begin the propagation of indoor rubber tree plants. In order to promote new leaves on a current rubber tree houseplant, cut a slit in the node where a leaf fell off. This will allow a new leaf to grow quicker.