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Ficus Red Ruby Rubber Tree

Regular price $44.99
Sale price $44.99

Plant Description:

Elevate your indoor space with the vibrant Ficus elastica 'Ruby,' a stunning variegated rubber tree that adds a touch of sophistication to any setting. With dappled leaves in shades of red, green, and cream, this easy-to-care-for plant is a visual delight. The 'Ruby' is a fast grower during the spring and summer, boasting stem-like branches that become woody as the plant matures.

NASA Approved Air Purifier:

The Ficus elastica, commonly known as the rubber tree, is part of the NASA Clean Air Study and is renowned for its air-purifying qualities. It effectively removes indoor pollutants, promoting a healthier and more breathable environment.

Care Tips for a Happy Ruby Rubber Tree:

  • Light: Thrives in bright, indirect light; can tolerate some direct sunlight.
  • Water: Maintain well-draining soil; water when the top inch is dry, adjusting based on environmental conditions.
  • Size: Reaches approximately 4' tall with a 10" pot; bushiness may vary.
  • Growth: Fast-growing during the spring and summer months.

Ruby Rubber Tree Well-being Signs:

  • Healthy Foliage: Vibrant red, green, and cream-colored leaves.
  • Sturdy Growth: Woody stem-like branches.
  • New Growth: Fast growth during the growing season.

Pet Friendliness:

Foe! The Ruby Rubber Tree is toxic to pets.

Common Pests and Problems:

  • Spider Mites: Increase humidity and consider using insecticidal soap.
  • Aphids: Remove gently with a water spray or insecticidal soap.
  • Scale Insects: Remove with a soft brush; treat with neem oil if severe
  • Loss of Variegation: Ensure higher light levels to maintain vibrant colors.
  • Leaf Drop: Adjust watering and humidity; inspect for pests.


How tall does the Ruby Rubber Tree grow?

The Ruby Rubber Tree reaches approximately 4' in height.

Can I place my Ruby Rubber Tree outdoors?

It is recommended to keep it indoors to avoid temperature extremes and ensure optimal growth.

How often should I water my Ruby Rubber Tree?

Water when the top inch of soil is dry; adjust frequency based on environmental conditions.

Is the Ruby Rubber Tree suitable for low-light conditions?

While it prefers bright, indirect light, it can tolerate some lower light conditions.

Shipping & Handling Options

Free Pickup:

  • Lakewood Plant Company HQ: 15612 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Select "Free Pickup" at checkout.
  • Receive a notification for plant pickup at our Lakewood shop.

Local Delivery:

  • Fixed price delivery for Zones 1-4 in Greater Cleveland.
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  • Prompt and secure delivery to your specified address.

Nationwide Shipping:

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Important Notes:

  • Orders processed within 3-5 business days.
  • Delivery times vary by method and location.
  • Contact for shipping inquiries.

14 Day Plant Guarantee

At Lakewood Plant Company in Lakewood, Ohio, we stand behind the quality of our plants with a guarantee that ensures your satisfaction. Our commitment is to deliver plants that are not only beautiful but also thriving and healthy. If, for any reason, your plants do not arrive in a happy and healthy condition, we guarantee a free replacement.

To take advantage of our guarantee, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and provide a photo of the plants in question. Our dedicated team is here to make sure you have a positive and successful gardening experience.

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