Ficus Ruby (Ficus elastica)

$19.00 AUD

The Ficus Ruby, a variety of Ficus elastica, is an eye-catching indoor plant known for its vibrant, variegated foliage. This plant, a cultivar of the Rubber Plant, features stunning leaves with shades of pink, red, green, and cream. Native to Southeast Asia, the Ficus Ruby adds a colourful and bold touch to any indoor space.

    About Ficus Ruby (Ficus elastica)

    Care Instructions

    Light Requirements:

    Ficus Ruby thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight but be cautious of intense afternoon sun, which can scorch its leaves. An east or west-facing window is ideal.

    Water Requirements:

    Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. Be mindful not to overwater, as Ficus Ruby is susceptible to root rot. Ensure the pot has proper drainage to avoid waterlogging. Reduce watering in the winter months.

    Soil Requirements:

    Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for indoor plants or a blend of potting soil with perlite and peat moss works well.

    Humidity:

    Ficus Ruby prefers moderate humidity levels. Regular misting or placing a humidifier nearby can help maintain the necessary humidity, especially in dry indoor conditions.

    Pro Tip

    Ficus Ruby can be sensitive to changes in the environment and may drop leaves if moved or exposed to drafts. Try to keep it in a stable location with consistent care.