Plant Care Ficus Elastica Variegata
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Ficus Elastica Variegata

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Ficus Elastica Variegata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ficus Elastica Variegata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Variegated Rubber Plant, Variegated Rubber Plant, Variegated Rubber Fig and Variegated Rubber Tree

Taxonomy

Ficus elastica variegata
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Ficus Elastica Variegata

Water

How often to water your Ficus Elastica Variegata

Water needs for Ficus Elastica Variegata
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus Elastica Variegata needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ficus Elastica Variegata

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Variegated Rubber Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus Elastica Variegata: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Ficus Elastica Variegata may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Ficus Elastica Variegata

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ficus Elastica Variegata: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ficus Elastica Variegata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Ficus Elastica Variegata

Ficus Elastica Variegata

Ficus Elastica Variegata


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Ficus Elastica Variegata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Ficus Elastica Variegata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Ficus Elastica Variegata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Ficus Elastica Variegata has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Ficus Elastica Variegata has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Ficus Elastica Variegata has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Ficus Elastica Variegata has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Yvette avatar
@Yvette
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 168 XP
08/16/2021

The foliage is stunning. It grows a bit slower than other plants i own and you have to be careful with the light. Mine is in a south window and two of the leaves got a bit burned. No problem with pests so far.

Katiel avatar
@Katiel
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 796 XP
04/30/2021

Really fun colors and fast growing. It has sturdy, interesting leaves with a variety of color variations that are so interesting to look at. Leaves go from bright green and pink to a more gray-green and darker pink as they grow. As always, more light = more variegation.

Fast grower Fast grower

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