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Ficus Ruby – 6″ pot


Ficus elastica Ruby has large oval shaped leaves with beautiful red-pink and white variegation, that becomes brighter with higher light. It is a hardy evergreen tree-like plant, that is great indoors or on a shaded patio or verandah.

**Ficus is (mildly) poisonous to pets and humans. Many Ficus plants including F. elastica have a milky irritating sap in the stems and leaves that can cause gastrointestinal issues if eaten and skin irritation if the sap is allowed to rest on the skin for a time.

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It is best not to place your Ficus near air conditioner or heater vents. Ficus are sensitive to hot and cold air drafts. They prefer humidity and warm temperatures

Ficus elastica will do best in a well-lit position with a lot of bright, but indirect light. Variegated varieties will need even more light than their non-variegated relatives as they have less of the green pigment chlorophyll available for photosynthesis.

Ficus always wants its soil to be lightly moist, but they do not like to sit in soggy soil. So let it dry out between waterings. Overwatering is the biggest killer of this plant, and is displayed by yellowing, dropping leaves.