- Remove plant from its decorative planter and submerge the bottom of the nursery pot in a bucket filled with 2 inches of water.
- Leave the plant for a few hours or up to a full day to soak up the water.
- Within 2 to 24 hours, come back and see your plant lush and full of life!
Why are my Ficus leaves curling down?
Rubber plants (Ficus elastica) are known for their thick, shiny leaves. Rubber plant leaves curl due to several reasons, including: low humidity, improper watering, pests, and temperature changes.
How do you perk up a rubber plant?
If you suspect a lack of sunlight is causing drooping leaves on your Rubber Plant, then we recommend moving it to a slightly sunnier spot in your home. Keep it away from too much direct sunlight (especially in summer) as this can scorch the leaves.
Can overwatering cause droopy leaves?
If a plant is overwatered, it will likely develop yellow or brown limp, droopy leaves as opposed to dry, crispy leaves (which are a sign of too little water). Wilting leaves combined with wet soil usually mean that root rot has set in and the roots can no longer absorb water.