RARE: Ruby Rubber Tree Plant / Ficus Elastica Ruby
RARE: Ruby Rubber Tree Plant / Ficus Elastica Ruby

RARE: Ruby Rubber Tree Plant / Ficus Elastica Ruby

Regular price $ 40.00

Place your Ruby Rubber Tree in a room that gets a medium amount of natural light or near a window with a sheer curtain for filtered sunlight. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.

The Ruby Rubber Tree will grow well in medium, indirect light, but needs some bright light to keep her variegated leaves.

Water when the top part of soil has dried out. Water evenly so that the soil is damp, not soggy. When watering, water the plant with fresh, lukewarm water generously and evenly from above, then tip out any excess water. Mist or wipe down the leaves with a damp cloth to promote shiny foliage.  When watering, avoid splashing the leaves, as this can cause stains.

Overwatering is the biggest killer of this plant, and is displayed by yellowing, dropping leaves. However, the plant's older leaves will also yellow and drop, so if you observe this happening, be sure to pay attention to which leaves are dropping, and check the moisture levels of the soil before reaching a conclusion. Changes in location, light, and temperature may also cause the plant stress and result in leaf drop, so don't be surprised if it loses a couple when you first introduce it to your space.

Falling leaves and yellowing leaves may be a sign of overwatering. Cut off any damaged leaves to encourage new growth. If the leaves become dull the plant needs more sunlight.

Toxic to Pets: The sap of this plant may cause irritation to the skin. If ingested, may cause a harmful reaction in pets.