Variegated Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica 'Ruby')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Ficus elastica ruby by tehlia94 Mar 5, 2019 9:38 AM 1
Tiny yellow spots on ficus elastica.. fungus? Bugs? Help! by Merrimanliz Sep 26, 2018 9:17 PM 4
Rubber tree leaf drooping by Lucypage Jun 8, 2018 5:40 AM 1
Help! the leaves on my rubber tree are turning brown by beeharmon May 12, 2019 9:24 AM 10
plant list by Agoo Sep 22, 2016 10:51 AM 5
Rubber plant Tineke - Stem hardening? by punchpunch Apr 25, 2016 9:21 AM 5
PINK FOR BayouBeadery NEW MEMBER by Cinta Mar 26, 2015 9:00 AM 11
What house plant is this. by hazeleyes Sep 3, 2014 12:55 PM 5
Which Rubber Tree? Tri-color?; Ficus elastica 'Ruby' by Paul2032 Dec 11, 2012 6:22 AM 6

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