Ficus elastica - 'Rubber Tree' - Ruby
Light conditions: Bright indirect light is the best, but Ficus Tineke does incredibly well in medium light environments. The direct sun could burn the leaves and lower light may lead to leaf loss.
Watering: Allow the top two-three inches of the soil to thoroughly dry out between waterings. Be careful not to overwater. Ficus elastica is drought-tolerant.
During the winter months, the soil can be allowed to almost completely dry out.
Ideal Temperature: Prefers warmer conditions. Keep away from drafty windows, heat vents or air conditioners and maintain a room temperature of 15C+.
Soil/Nutrients: Regular tropical soil mix. Although fertilizer is not necessary for plants with sufficient soil minerals. You can help enhance growth and overall plant health by using fertilizer during active growing times. Aim to repot during active growing times.
Good to know: Plants that have just been shipped will be stressed, they may not look as beautiful as the picture and will need time to bounce back. How would you look after being in a dark box for a few days? Most plants will need a good drink, place in medium light and increase after a few days if needed. Do not repot for at least two weeks to avoid stressing plants out further.
Sizing: Multiple sizes available.
Shipping & Delivery info
Ships in a plastic nursery pot. All plants are different! There can be variations in colour, variegation, growth, and maturity. Plants ship out Mondays only. The deadline for orders is Saturday Midnight. You'll receive a shipping notification email with tracking when your order ships. International shipping unavailable due to customs restrictions.