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, and rubber-producing plant, look no further.
Bright, indirect to direct light.
Once a week or when soil is completely dry 2" down.
Toxic to pets if consumed. Sorry Miles.
About 15" tall and a pot size of 6".
A slower grower than others.
Pro-tip: The brighter the light, the brighter the ruby-red hue.
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.