Welcome to our fake Rubber tree collection. The Rubber plant has a unique history in the world of plants. They are still valued in the industrial world for their sap-like extract, which is the natural source of oil and of course rubber. But because of their large, glossy leaves in vibrant hues, they are in high demand as house plants, too.
You can trace their roots back to the Amazon and they have been used for generations in practical applications for tools, fuel and other requirements. In the late 1800s Charles Goodyear accidently dropped a leaf and some sulfur on a hot stove and it molded into something elastic and stayed rubbery, and its application as a commercial product was born. Obviously the advent of the automobile changed that trajectory even more as every car and airplane required it. And so, let the mad dash begin to produce this unique plant. Early on, Brazil cornered the market and barons ruthlessly led developed land and product to be shipped worldwide. But quickly South East Asia caught on and figured out more efficient operation and crushed the local markets. Synthetic versions started popping up on the market in the 1980s but they just do not hold up to their natural counterparts. So interestingly, today over one half of all products use the natural form, and if anything should happen to their growing regions a serious shortfall will occur. But as with all things, we will adapt and use other materials if required.
We like to focus on artificial rubber trees that mimic their live counterparts. They are also found by another name in our world called Fiddle leaf trees. This is honestly one of my most favorite artificial trees. The quality of the manufacturing of leaves has continued to improve over the years and the details on these leaves is incredible. First, we use a real touch material that makes them feel rubbery to the touch. Next we add in little details like veins and ridges that mimic nature almost perfectly. We finish them off with highly detailed synthetic trunks that are knobby and unique. It is for this reason that I simply adore these gems and highly recommend them for a tight corner in your study or as an ornamental in your living room. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
As you browse, you will notice that our indoor plants come potted. The containers are non-decorative, but they provide a solid base for your purchase. All you have to do is find a lovely planter that complements your existing decor, and drop your plant inside. It's that simple! You might have a special pot you've been wanting to use. If you do not, that's okay. We sell a number of stylish planters at Faux Plants and Trees. Visit our planters page to find out for yourself. Enjoy browsing! The friendly and professional staff is here during regular business hours to help you find the perfect plant for your home. We are happy to answer any of your questions on products, and even give design tips if you need them. Please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!