Ficus elastica ‘Ruby’ 4″


Ficus elastica ‘Ruby’ Care

Light: Place in bright, indirect light; tolerates some direct sunlight.

Watering: Keep soil evenly moist during the growing season; reduce watering in winter.

Humidity: Prefers moderate to high humidity levels; mist occasionally if air is dry.

Soil: Use well-draining, peat-based potting mix.

Temperature: Keep in a warm environment, ideally between 65-75°F (18-24°C); protect from drafts.

Fertilizer: Feed monthly with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer).

Pruning: Trim yellow or leggy growth as needed to maintain shape and promote bushiness.

Propagation: Propagate from stem cuttings in water or soil.

Potting: Repot every 1-2 years in spring if the plant outgrows its pot; refresh the soil annually.

Pests: Monitor for pests like spider mites or scale insects; treat promptly if detected.

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Ficus elastica ‘Ruby’, commonly known as the Rubber Plant, is a stunning cultivar that adds a touch of sophistication and color to indoor spaces. Originating from Southeast Asia, this variety is cherished for its large, glossy leaves that boast shades of deep burgundy, pink, and green, creating a striking contrast against its upright stems. The vibrant foliage of ‘Ruby’ radiates a warm, inviting ambiance, making it an ideal choice for enhancing home interiors, offices, or any space in need of a botanical focal point.

Ideal for both experienced plant enthusiasts and beginners, Ficus elastica ‘Ruby’ is favored not only for its visual appeal but also for its ease of care. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can adapt to lower light conditions, making it versatile for various indoor environments. This plant prefers well-draining soil and requires regular watering, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. With its moderate growth rate and manageable size, ‘Ruby’ can be cultivated as a standalone specimen or as part of a larger indoor garden.

Beyond its aesthetic allure, Ficus elastica ‘Ruby’ is known for its air-purifying qualities, helping to improve indoor air quality by removing toxins and pollutants. Whether placed in a corner of a living room, near a bright window, or as a centerpiece in an office lobby, this cultivar brings a touch of natural beauty and vitality to any environment, promising years of enjoyment with proper care.