Latin Name: Ficus elastica 'Ruby'
Description: Also known as a variegated Rubber Tree, this colourful houseplant requires bright light, and is quite easy to care for. The new leaves emerge a deep, ruby pink colour, and as the growth matures will show tones of green, white, cream, and pink. The leaves are large and waxy, and have excellent air purification qualities. A gorgeous statement plant, requiring little care for such a large show. Do note that variegated varieties do need lots of sunlight to grow.
Watering: Allow soil to dry out fully between waterings. Usually once every 2 weeks in the summer and once a month in the winter.
Growth Rate: Relatively fast-growing in the right conditions.
Sun or Shade: Full, indirect bright light.
Difficulty level: Fairly easy
GUARANTEE: Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. agrees to replace once at no charge, any tree, shrub or evergreen purchased at regular retail price, which fails to grow in the first year from date of purchase.
Roses are guaranteed for the duration of the first growing season (from Spring to Fall) from the date of purchase.
Plants purchased on sale are guaranteed to the sale price only.
In no case shall Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. be liable for more than the amount of the original purchase price.
NOT COVERED: The guarantee does not apply to annuals, tropicals, houseplants, perennials, above-ground planters, sod, bulbs, seeds, customer plants which have been transplanted or ‘final sale’ items. Roses are not guaranteed over the winter months.
We do not guarantee against losses due to vandalism, theft, mechanical or chemical injury, animal damage, pest damage, neglect, improper care or severe weather conditions beyond our control.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY: The purchaser agrees to follow proper planting, maintenance, watering frequency and winter protection.
If replacement is necessary, the customer is responsible for presenting the failed plant material and the original purchase invoice.