Ficus Elastica (FY-kus ee-LASS-tih-kuh) is known as the Rubber Plant or Rubber Tree Plant. This popular ornamental houseplant is well known for its broad, attractive shiny leaves.
In addition, rubber plants do well in a stable location that provides low to moderate light and protection from drafts and cold temperatures. If all of these conditions are met but experience problems with falling Rubber Plant leaves, you may be guilty of overwatering, which can cause excessive leaf drop.
When these conditions are met, the leaves just need a bit of maintenance with a damp sponge or soft cloth to remove dust from the leaves.
NOTE: A pest infestation can also cause leaves to fall. Understand that it is quite normal for a few bottom leaves to age, yellow, and fall.
In this article, we will explore why a Rubber Plant’s leaves might fall off and provide tips to help you