- 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
|Growth Rate: Slow
|Mature Height: 13 feet
|Mature Spread: 5 feet
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|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
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