Ficus elastica 'Ruby'

Ficus 'Ruby' - Variegated Rubber Plant (M)


Ficus elastica, known as the 'Rubber Tree' is a beautiful and easy growing plant that can grow in very large trees when planted in the ground and an impressive houseplant in a pot. Rubber Trees are also known for their air purification properties, removing toxins such as formaldehyde from the air. The 'Ruby' or 'Variegated Rubber Tree' has a beautiful pink variegation and is native to India & Malaysia. Juvenile shoots present a deep ruby colour with tones of green, cream and pink developing through maturity. Ideal as an impact plant indoors.


A hardy and low maintenance plant preferring indirect light conditions and morning sun, ideally near a window. More light is better to maintain beautiful variegation. It prefers a humid environment so you can spray it regularly especially if the plant is surrounded by heated air and wipe leaves free from dust with a damp cloth. During the growing season, water moderately with lukewarm water. The Ruby prefers to have its soil slightly moist at all times but not soggy. In winter decrease water frequency to fortnightly. Fertilise twice a year with and keep away from frost. As this plant can grow very large, when it has reached your desired height, you can cut the main stem.

growth CARE LEVEL Easy
water WATER Low maintenance watering schedule
allow soil to dry between watering
sun LIGHT Indirect Light, Filtered Light
size PLANT SIZE Grows to 2m

All our plants come giftwrapped with gift tag for FREE. 

Have your plant repotted in a light washed Italian terracotta clay pot & saucer for only $9.95. For more pots & planters click here.

Add a tasty bar of traditional stone ground chocolate from Bahen & Co (Margaret River) for $9.95 or a delicious bottle of minimal intervention Rude Boy Red from Brave New Wines (Denmark WA) for $29.95

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For every plant we sell here at Hello Houseplant we will plant a tree in bushfire affected regions of our country in partnership with One Tree Planted.

One Tree Planted has a five-year plan to plant up to one million trees in Bushfire Recovery Nurseries around Australia alongside the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW), local governments and other community partners to rebuild natural habitat with indigenous tree species.

Thank you for choosing to buy a plant from us. Your purchase will not just bring joy to your life but will contribute to restoring our country's environment for many generations to come. 

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