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Ficus Elastica ‘Ruby’

Also known as the rubber tree, the ficus boasts large, oval shaped, green leaves outlined with strawberry-cream colored margins.

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Description

General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots