Ficus elastica 'Ruby'
Variegated Rubber Plant 'Ruby' (S)
Ficus elastica, known as the 'Rubber Tree' is a beautiful and easy growing plant that can grow into very large trees when planted in the ground and an impressive houseplant in a pot. 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 creams, pinks, and greens developing through maturity. Ideal as an impactful indoors plant.
A hardy and low maintenance plant preferring indirect light conditions and morning sun, ideally near a window. More light will encourage 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. 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.
|CARE LEVEL|| |
Watering varies according to season. In the summer, water weekly keeping the soil moist but not soggy, wiping leaves and misting if possible. In the winter water fortnightly.
Filtered Light, Indirect Light
|PLANT SIZE|| |
|PET FRIENDLY|| |
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
Leave a personalised message on your gift tag and a delivery date up to 3 months in the future at check out. Never miss a birthday again!
FOR MORE GIFTING OPTIONS CLICK HERE
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.