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Ficus elastica 'Ruby' - Variegated Rubber Tree

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About This Product

Species Name: Ficus elastica

Common name(s): Ruby Variegated Rubber Plant

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Tri-color variegated leaves featuring dusky green, cream, and ruby coloration
  • A great low-maintenance plant that works well with modern interior design layouts
  • A compact version of the larger variety shrub, its slow growth rate makes it ideal for indoor settings

Recommended Pot Size: Large 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: Above 65°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)   Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Moderate Watering. Water once the top inch of soil becomes dry. 

Lighting:  Full Shade     Partial Shade      Full Sun

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Slow 

Height: 1-8’ (indoors)

Origin: Tropical Asia, India, and Malaysia

Regional locality: Grows in tropical rainforests

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-11

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: The large leaves of this plant can easily accumulate dust. Wiping down your plant's leaves with a damp cloth once a month is beneficial to its overall health. Place in brighter light to enhance the burgundy coloration. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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nice size, great coloring

Larger than expected! Arrived safely and with extensive root structure.



Plants arrived on time, were packaged safely and came in perfect condition. Will definitely be purchasing more plants from Josh’s Frogs in the future. Very excited to watch these grow.


Beautiful rubber tree

I’ve always had classic rubber trees so I decided to get a variegated. I’m very happy Josh’s Frogs has such a great Ficus selection and my Ruby rubber tree is very great quality and shipping was quick.


So tiny! But cute...

Note that these are in 2.5" pots, so be prepared to grow w/ this healthy little tree...


Beautiful Plant

I received my Ruby Ficus a month ago. It was in perfect condition and arrived very quickly (all of my orders do!) I’m surprised how much it is of my favorite plants!

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