Ruby Pink Rubber Tree

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  • Rare Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 13 feet
  • Showy Foliage

Ruby Pink Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica, also called Variegated Rubber Tree) is a stunning member of the Ficus (Fig) family, growing in a bushy habit with thick, broad leaves splashed with white to light pink to burgundy streaks. This variegated plant adds a shock of color to the average plant collection while also growing in a wider variety of conditions compared to its relatives. The Ruby Pink Rubber Tree is an easy-going plant, resisting leaf drop and other common issues seen in Ficus. The Rubber Tree name comes from its sticky white sap, an irritating and toxic latex, so care should be taken when handling this plant. 

Best Locations For Growing Ruby Pink Rubber Tree

With its uncommon appearance and distinct markings, the Ruby Pink Rubber Tree adds color and excitement wherever it goes. Place this bushy tree in a bright living room or bedroom as an accent plant. The Ruby Pink Rubber Tree is a dramatic addition among houseplants, naturally standing out and adding depth and texture to a plant collection. Because Rubber Trees are toxic, take care when placing them within reach of pets and children, especially for persons with latex allergies.

Ruby Pink Rubber Tree Sunlight Requirements

One of the benefits of a Rubber Tree is that it tends to be adaptable to more light conditions than its Ficus cousins. Because the Ruby Rubber tree is variegated, with pink and white markings, it will do best in bright, indirect light. To maintain the plant’s beautiful color and variegation, place it in front of an east-facing window or near a west- or south-facing window, protected from intense direct afternoon sunlight. 

Ruby Pink Rubber Tree Care

In terms of care, the Ruby Pink Rubber Tree has pretty average needs. This plant can stay in the same pot for a couple of years at a time, does well in regular well-draining potting soil, and tolerates average household humidity. When ready for repotting, choose a pot with drainage holes that is an inch or two larger than the previous pot. Rotate the pot occasionally to keep growth even.

Watering Ruby Pink Rubber Tree

Allow the top 3-4 inches of soil to dry out before watering the Ruby Pink Rubber Tree. When watering, add water until it comes out the bottom of the pot, ensuring that the roots are getting evenly moist. The frequency of watering will depend on how much light a plant gets, but on average Rubber Trees will need water once every 1-2 weeks. In the winter, this plant may need water less frequently.

Feeding Ruby Pink Rubber Tree

During its growing season, the Ruby Pink Rubber Tree will appreciate regular fertilizing. Once or twice a month in the spring and summer, water with liquid houseplant fertilizer. Always follow dilution recommendations when fertilizing to avoid burning the plant's roots and leaves. Fertilizing in the winter is not necessary, as most plants slow down their growth and have a lower need for nutrients. 

Ruby Pink Rubber Tree Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 13 feet
Mature Spread: 5 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, White
Foliage Description: Variegated. Pink, White, and Green
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Ruby Pink Rubber Tree
Other Name(s): Variegated Rubber Tree
Scientific Name: Ficus elastica 'Ruby Pink'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Ruby Pink Rubber Tree Show Reviews

  • 5
    plant is well protected

    Posted by Charles Macleod on Jun 14, 2023

    I recently purchased the Ruby Pink Rubber Tree and I'm loving it! The plant arrived in great condition, thanks to the excellent packaging. It was carefully wrapped and protected, ensuring no damage during shipping. Can't wait to see it grow and add some pink vibes to my space!