Rubber Tree Plants
I live in central Florida and want to plant my rubber tree outside. Are the roots invasive?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
No their roots are not considered invasive. These plants can thrive outdoors but are usually hardy only in Zones 10-11. I would recommend keeping it in a pot and setting it out each spring/summer and bringing it indoors in late fall for overwintering.
I'm not a gardening expert but I do have a large Rubber Tree in my backyard which I planted more than 20 years ago from a house plant. It has been a great shade tree but the roots are invasive and they span my whole backyard. I'm kind of sorry I put it in even though it's a beautiful tree and great for shade, birds and wildlife.