Colours and shapes
We mainly know the rubber plant as the version with large and sturdy dark green leaves. But there are also varieties with variegated leaves. The rubber plant is a climber, so it doesn’t need much space. It does require a bit of overhead clearance though.
Rubber plants represent abundance, happiness and wealth. According to the teachings of feng shui the rubber plant’s round leaves make it an ideal candidate to be placed in a corner in order to soften the sharp angles. The wealth corner of the home is particularly suitable. You’ll have to find out what corner that is for yourself.
The rubber plant is a member of the Moraceae family and originates from Asia, particularly India, Malaysia and Java. In the wild the plant can grow into a sizeable tree with many aerial roots. The name ‘rubber plant’ is not entirely accurate: this plant is not used for commercial rubber production. But the rubber plant does have latex-like white sap in the stem and leaves.