Ficus Elastica 'Ruby' - Pink varigated Rubber Tree
She comes in her 6 inch Nursery Pot.
Choose the matte black ceramic pot option with black stones for a dramatic look, while maintaining ease of care. (As pictured.)
Pot / Transplanting: She'll do best if you leave her in her nursery pot while she adjusts to her new home (6-12 months). If you'd like a more decorative pot, you can choose the ceramic pot option or pick out your own. Just nestle her nursery pot into the decorative cover pot. Then transplant to a larger pot about once every year to keep up with her growth.
Light: Like all her kin in the Ficus family, she appreciates bright light. She'll live her best life in a northeast - east facing window. Soft direct morning light that turns to bright indirect light for the rest of the day. Avoid strong direct sun exposure.
Temp: She fits into our midwest homes just fine. She prefers 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Water: Take the inner (nursery) pot out to water. Water thoroughly and let drip dry before returning to the cover pot. She doesn't like wet feet. Water about once every 1-2 weeks depending on your environment. You'll want the top of her soil to dry out about 1-2 inches between waterings.
Soil: She prefers well draining soil, kept lightly moist.
Safety: She is poisonous to both pets and humans. Her milky sap is not good to ingest or get on your skin. Avoid all sap.