Rubber Tree Plants

Can a Rubber Plant Live Outside

rudyrude added on July 29, 2012 | Answered

Can a rubber plant live outside in the wintertime in New York?

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Answered on July 30, 2012

No. Rubber trees are only hardy to 30 F. If it gets colder than 30 F where you live, it should not be planted outside. However, potted plants do enjoy spending summers outdoors.

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Answered on August 3, 2012

I think you should consider rubber trees (ficus decora) as hardy to 40 degrees, to be on the safe side.

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