Ruby Rubber Tree 'Ruby'

Ficus elastica

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: elastica (ee-LASS-tih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruby

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Burgundy

Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Provides winter interest

This plant is fire-retardant

This plant is resistant to deer

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

By grafting

By simple layering

By air layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hayward, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 18, 2014, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I've only had this Ficus a few weeks,and already I can see its "The Rolls Royce" of Ficus elastica's. The color is much deeper then the also nice Ficus elastica variegata. Its grown much larger since the 3" pot size it was in. Full sun is best,don't let go too dry.
Not that commonly sold. If you get a chance,add it to your collection.
UPDATE 2016: It was in a 3" pot in June 2014,is now up to 20g and 6' in April 2016. Faster and hardier to cold than F.e. "variegata".

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