Plant Care Ficus 'Ruby'

Ficus 'Ruby'

4.8 out of 5 (17 experiences)

Ficus 'Ruby' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ficus 'Ruby' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Ficus 'Ruby'

Ficus 'Ruby' is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and being a survivor with a whopping 248 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Ficus 'Ruby' likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Ficus elastica 'Ruby'

Also known as

Variegated Rubber Tree and Pink Rubber Tree

How to care for Ficus 'Ruby'


How often to water your Ficus 'Ruby'

Water needs for Ficus 'Ruby'
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus 'Ruby' 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 'Ruby'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Ficus 'Ruby' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus 'Ruby': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Ficus 'Ruby' 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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How to fertilize Ficus 'Ruby'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ficus 'Ruby': 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 'Ruby' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Ficus 'Ruby'

Ficus 'Ruby'

Ficus 'Ruby'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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 'Ruby' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 11
Ficus 'Ruby' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Ficus 'Ruby' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Ficus 'Ruby' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Ficus 'Ruby' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Rjg avatar
leaf-1 78 Plants
xp 10,792 XP
globe Austin, Texas

love all my rubber trees!!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Kingbeck13 avatar
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,538 XP
globe Olympia, Washington

this plant thrives off positive thoughts and encouragement! mine isn’t the biggest fan of grow lights - always lost a leaf as soon as a new one popped out.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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