rubber plant

noun

Definition of rubber plant

: a plant that yields rubber especially : a tall tropical widely cultivated Asian tree (Ficus elastica) of the mulberry family that is frequently dwarfed as a houseplant

Examples of rubber plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rubber plant continued operating after the collapse of the Soviet Union but shut down in 2010, because of mismanagement, corruption, and the global financial crisis. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 23 July 2022 This propagation method works on many tropical plants often grown indoors, including weeping fig, rubber plant, hibiscus, schefflera, dracaena, dieffenbachia, pothos, and crotons. Lynn Coulter, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 June 2022 The rubber plant's milky sap contains a compound called caoutchouc, which can cause allergic skin reactions. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 30 Apr. 2022 Rose, my ruby rubber plant, tips more and more to the right with each new leaf, asking me to repot her. Alicia Andrzejewski, Outside Online, 15 Apr. 2022 Medium-light plants include begonia, croton, fiddle-leaf fig, peperomia, rubber plant, schefflera, and spider plant. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Sep. 2021 The rubber plant is famous for broad, glossy, dark green leaves. Tamara Gane, Southern Living, 7 May 2021 In 1963, he and his younger brother were arrested after protesting for the integration of a local rubber plant; a local civil rights leader in that campaign, Wharlest Jackson Sr., was later killed in a still-unsolved car bombing. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2020 Available in a variety of plants and sizes: a set of small cactuses, a medium snake plant, a large rubber plant, philodendron and cactus. Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of rubber plant

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Rubber plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubber%20plant. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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