Ficus Decora Ruby


The Rubber Plant gets its name due to the white sap that oozes out when a leaf is cut. The milk dries out into a low grade rubber. Ficus are fairly easy to care for since they fair well in low light, and have a high tolerance for drought. They are also not prone to having pests problems, plus they rank well in cleaning the air. 

Part Sun
Pet Toxic

The Dirt

Native to Eastern parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia. This plant boasts large oval leaves that will be more colorful if it receives a fair amount of light. The more light, the more colorful. New leaves are protected by a sheath that fall off when the leaf matures. Ficus can grow to be 8ft at home and even taller in the wild.

Part Sun

This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Water every three weeks. Let soil dry up before watering. Feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry, wait two days. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

Ficus Decora Ruby

Care Tips

Worse thing you can do is overwater. Only water when the top soil is dry and make sure this plant has sufficient drainage, otherwise the leaves will drop

Ficus have a milky white sap that oozes out when cut

This plant enjoys humidity so purchasing a humidifier is a good idea or mist the leaves once a week, especially in the warmer months

Remove dust once a month, with a wet sponge, to keep the leaves clean and to help the photosynthesis process

Native to Southeast Asia

Common Names

Rubber Fig
Rubber Tree

Botanical Name

Ficus Elastica



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