Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica Decora) Ruby
Styled in Diamond Tripod Plant Stand (Large)
The Ficus Elastica Ruby, also known as a variegated Rubber tree, is native to tropical regions of India and Malaysia. It showcases tri-colored variegation with bright pinks, creams and greens. It requires brighter light conditions than the Burgundy variety to help keep the colours strong and defined.
A style tip for the Ruby Rubber Tree is to place it in a room that gets a medium amount of natural light or near a window with a sheer curtain for filtered sunlight. They work well in rooms where colour is needed.
A fun fact about the Ficus elastica is that it gets its name (Rubber Plant/Rubber Tree) from the milky white latex it produces. This latex was formerly used to make rubber but now the latex is commercially sourced elsewhere.
Botanical Name / Plant Group
Ficus Elastica Decora / Moraceae
Size (Can grow to)
Extra Large 1.5 - 2 meters. If potted growth will slow. If planted in the ground outside then the Rubber Plant can become a 5 - 6 meter shrubby tree. *
They grow well in a warm sunny position but don't like the scorching sun. Even though the Ficus elastica is drought tolerant they do prefer humid tropical conditions.
Water with moderate amounts of water during the warmer months and only when you notice the soil starting to dry in the colder months.
*Please note that due to the bulky and heaviness of Rubber Plant Ruby, this plant (33cm) can only be delivered within metro Melbourne - no shipping.