Ficus elastica 'Ruby'
Ficus elastica 'Ruby' (rubber plant, rubber bush, rubber fig), produces large, thick, oval leaves. The glossy leaves are patterned in red, pink, cream, and green. The tri-colored variegation requires brighter light conditions to keep the colors strong and defined. Place your Ficus elastica 'Ruby' in a room with a medium amount of natural light or near a window with sheer curtains for filtered sunlight. The main stem can always be cut back if it gets too tall and will usually send out several new shoots to form a fuller looking plant.
- HARDINESS: zones 11+
- EXPOSURE: shade, part shade, bright indirect light
- SIZE: 5 ft +
- HABIT: upright bushy
- SHIPPING SIZE: 1/2 gallon pot