I, too, had hopped on the fiddle leaf bandwagon and was looking to buy one for my apartment, stat. But after consulting some friends, I realized that the fiddle leaf was, well, frightfully fickle. That's where the rubber tree plant came in. It still has gorgeous, waxy leaves, and offers height and depth to a room, only without the pesky tendency to wilt if you don't bow to its every whim.
|Bright Light||South or southwest-facing windows. Direct sunlight.|
|Medium Light||East or West facing windows. Partial, filtered or indirect sunlight.|
|Low Light||North-facing windows. No more then 20 feet from the window. Bright fluorescent light at least 8-10 hours a day.|
Note: if you can’t read a book as it is too dark in a certain areas than it is too dark for any plant as well.
Window direction is not the only factor to understand your light situation. What is outside the window makes a big difference. Another building, large tree, etc. will block direct light and will effect lighting environment.
Want to learn more about light? Read our Light Guide.