Ruby Rubber Tree
Ficus elastica 'Ruby'
Lea's an eye-catching rendition of the commonly seen Rubber Tree. She just needs a bit more light to keep her colors vibrant. If you're looking for an even more stunning, low-maintenance, rubber-producing plant, look no further.
Bright, indirect light. Can also handle some direct light.
Once a week or when soil is dry 2" down.
Toxic to pets if consumed. Sorry Miles.
SM: ~12" tall and a 4" pot. MD: ~15" tall and a 6" pot.
Eventually develops a woody trunk and becomes a tree.
Pro-tip: If foliage is losing its colorful variegation, try higher light levels. Text us at 646-430-8699 for tips!
The Ficus elastica, more commonly known as the Rubber plant, is a species belonging to the fig family (Moraceae). They are native to India and can grow up to 50ft+ in the wild. Don't worry, they're more likely to be 3~10ft indoors.
Rubber plants enjoy medium to bright, filtered sunlight unless variegated (then they need more light). Regular waterings and ample sunlight will result in a happy and fast-growing plant. Avoid drafts and cold rooms.
Medium: Height is around 14 inches and planter width is 6 inches
Sizes will vary.