Water every 5 to 7 days depending on light and temperature. Keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy.
Avoid direct sunlight, it burns the leaves of the Rubber Tree. Do not place a Rubber Tree in shade, it will lose the variegated markings. Ideal lighting for a Rubber Tree is a sunny spot shielded by a sheer curtain.
They do well in warm to average room temperatures. The ideal temperatures are 60 to 65 °F at night and 75 to 80 °F during the day. Avoid temperatures lower than 55° F, sudden drops in temperatures, and cold drafts. Water rubber plants thoroughly, but let the soil dry slightly to the touch between watering times.
Repot the plants in late winter or early spring when the rubber tree is semi-dormant and less prone to transplant shock. Place 3 to 4 inches of potting soil in the bottom of the new pot. Water the soil in the old pot thoroughly, as moist soil helps with pot removal. Set the plant into the new pot.