Plant Care Ficus Elastica Variegata

Ficus Elastica Variegata

Also known as

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


Ficus elastica variegata

How to care for Ficus Elastica Variegata


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

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Finding light for Variegated Rubber Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus Elastica Variegata: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ficus Elastica Variegata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Ficus Elastica Variegata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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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.

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Care Summary for Ficus Elastica Variegata

Ficus Elastica Variegata

Ficus Elastica Variegata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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