Hi, I have a young rubber plant
, about three years old. It only ever had one leaf until this summer when I moved out of my basement apartment and into one with lots of light. It has grown three new leaves in just two months.
The problem (?) now is that some strange white spots are appearing on the leaves. They are almost cream coloured and small, maybe the size of a pencil point or a period. Those on the new growth are either flush with the leaf or slightly raised, the ones on the old leaf and the first of the new growth are slightly indented. They are on the tops of the leaves and begin near the edges and move inward as more spots appear. There are none on the undersides of the leaves, but there are a few on the lowest part of the stem. They aren't moving at all and don't wipe off, I also tried using my fingernail to see if I could scrape off one of the raised ones but this had no effect and I didn't want to harm the plant
by scraping harder. There are just a few rust coloures spots on the stem as well, but not on the leaves.
I'm not sure what is going on, I haven't been growing
for very long, and I can't find anything on the internet that fits this description, be it bugs or colouration of different varieties. I don't think it's bugs because they don't move and can't be removed, but I could be wrong. The spots seem to be very much a part of the plant
. Could this be a fungus of some kind, or some sort of cellular process? Or could it be that it's gotten too much light or water?
Any thoughts would be welcome!