Florence | Rubber Plant | Ficus Elastica

Rubber plants are great, easy to care for house plants and this one is a beaut!  With a ‘camo-print’ pattern on her leaves of cream, light and dark greens with a hint of pink, Florence is a rubber plant with a difference.  

Florence Loves

☼ Sunlight: A bright spot without direct sunlight
☂ Water: Let her dry out between waterings, careful not to overwater
♡ Care: Easy 
◯ Pot Size: 13-15cm pot


She will arrive in a 12cm plastic growing pot, or you can add on a perfectly fitting pot to go with her – I recommend a 13-15cm pot


Care Advice

Belize Rubber Plant | Ficus Elastica

Native to Asia, rubber plants can grow very tall if you let them.   You can maintain their smaller size if you like by keeping them in smaller pots, rather than repotting.      

The Belize rubber plant is really striking, with a spot of camo print to her leaves with light green, pink and dark pink ‘camo print’ on her beautiful leaves.  She’s about 25-30cm high and in a 12cm plastic pot, fitting perfectly in our medium pots.

The perfect plants for beginners, rubber plants don’t need a lot of care.  Put her in a nice spot with indirect sunlight and let her dry out between waterings and she’ll be happy.  

Rubber plants love a good misting with a spray bottle full of water, leaves can get dusty and benefit from a wipe with a clean cloth to ensure she’s getting all the light she needs (and looks fabulous!)  She needs good drainage and does not like to be sat in water.  Let the plant dry out between waterings and water less in winter.  Overwatering can lead to brown blotchy patches on the sides of the leaves so watch out for that!  

All of the houseplants in my shop are named after an inspiring woman. This time, it’s Florence Nightingale, hailed as the founder of modern nursing.  Also a tiny homage to Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) who is my forever girl crush.

As with many rubber plants, they’re not pet friendly so keep out of reach of any fluffy friends who might want to nibble.      

Standard delivery is £4.99 with FREE delivery on all orders over £50

 All products are packaged and sent within 3 working days and couriered by DPD with next-day delivery.  I will let you know when your plant is on it’s way so you can track it!  The £4.99 charge is Mainland UK only – please email for shipping costs elsewhere. 

If you need your plant more urgently, please contact me at gemma@irisandco.com to see if I can offer Express Delivery for your choice.

Going Green:  All of my packaging is recyclable or reused, plants are wrapped in corrugated cardboard for protection and their pots wrapped in a compostable bag – just pop it in your food waste caddy or compost heap afterwards!  If you do spy any sneaky plastic in your order (bubble wrap, air packs etc.) rest assured they’re re-used from orders I’ve received – feel free to keep reusing!  All deliveries are carbon offset too, so you can enjoy your plant, guilt free!

As a small business, customer satisfaction is the most important thing to me.  As carefully as I pack your order, there is a small chance your items could be damaged during transit.

If soil has been displaced or a few leaves are damaged, give them a trim and your plant should be right as rain in a week or two.  If more severe damage has occurred in transit, please email me within 24 hours with photographs and I’ll be happy to support.

In order to process the refund or re-sending of any damaged item, I will need photographs of the photographic evidence of the item(s) claimed for clearly showing damage to external packaging, internal packaging, parcel label on item and damage to the item, within 7 days.  Without this information and photographs, I will be unable to process your refund or send out replacement products.

happy customers

I ordered a house plant and pot from Gemma and am really pleased with it so far.  The website pot recommendation was really helpful and also the plant care tips that were emailed to me separately. Gemma delivered the plants herself and the presentation was beautiful. Would really recommend for any gifts (to other or self!).

5* Amelia S

Beautiful plants and excellent customer service

5* Kanye

I ordered a beautiful plant and pot. They arrived quickly and safely, they were well packaged. I absolutely love them, they look just as good as the photos on the website, I’m really pleased, thank you!

5* Claire H

Bought a beautiful pinstripe calathea that arrived super quickly and in great condition. There was also a hand written note and a care guide which was a very nice personal touch.

5* Sarah Smith

Fast delivery. Detailed care card for the plant. Handwritten note was a real treat

5* Belen

Lovely plant! Super speedy delivery! My plant has settled in well. She is keeping me company as I work, and makes me a little happier when doing admin!

5* Holly M

I ordered a houseplant from Iris & Co in the last few weeks and was very happy to receive a healthy, beautiful plant within a week of ordering. Gemma was quick to respond and very helpful. I love the info cards included with purchase that include helpful tips on how to care for each plant! Will definitely order again.

5* Tori Grigg

Bought a “phoebe” plant as I can’t seem to keep houseplants alive! Delivery was amazing (plant still seemed happy!) and I even had a little freebie which I also love. Phoebe has settled in nicely in her new pot (also from Iris & Co, beautiful). Couldn’t ask for more and would definitely recommend!

5* Stacy W