- Botanical Name: Ficus elastica
Common Name(s): Variegated Rubber tree, Ficus Elastica Ruby
- Description: Native to tropical regions of India and Malaysia, Ficus is a hardy, vibrant evergreen plant. Care is similar to other rubber plants, but the variegation requires more light than the 'Burgundy' variety. It won't do well in low light spaces, so place in bright indirect light. Water to keep soil moist at all times. Ficus elastica is a source of latex that is toxic to the skin, and poisonous if ingested, so pet-owners and those allergic to latex should be cautious.