Ruby Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica 'Ruby') Large

Ordering: Plants available for in-store pickup usually within three hours or local Portland, OR shipping which can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday.

Common Name(s): rubber plant, rubber tree

Description: Large, round, thick variegated leaves with pink, light green, and medium green coloration emanating from a central trunk with an overall pink cast on every leaf. Veins and newly forming leaves are pink. Rarely blooms indoors, flowers are small and greenish.

Light: Bright indirect light.

Water: Water when dry.

Origins: Native to South Asia and southeast Asia.

Other Interesting Facts: This plant was once used for latex production, but lost popularity around 1920 when replaced by the Brazilian rubber tree. Part of the Mulberry or Fig (Moraceae) family.