The rubber plants pink are the variegated versions of the burgundy rubber plant native to India but has also become naturalised in the West Indies and Florida. They are amazing air-purifying houseplants that belong to the ficus plant genus and the diverse banyan group of figs. They are quirky plants with striking red midrib and can reach up to 15 feet in height. The plant bears pretty strawberry and pink coloured leaves with margins of creamy yellow.
It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant across India with lenient plant care regimens. You can prune the pink rubber plant to control its growth, or you can leave it to become a huge indoor decor plant capable of filling spacious rooms and entry areas with tree life presence. The stylish coloured leaves have no fragrance but form fascinating sight and can survive several years with proper maintenance.
- Other names: Rubber plant pink is often called the Indian Rubber Tree, Rubber Fig, or Ficus elastica.
- Planting environment: They are great indoor houseplants. Keep the plant away from vents or heaters.
- Sunlight: Pink rubber plants love bright filtered light. Direct sun exposure can burn their leaves.
- Watering/Soaking: Soak the moss ball 3/4th in water for 5 minutes once weekly and then fortnightly in the winter period. Let the soil dry out between watering/soaking to prevent the plant root from rotting.
- Misting: Mist the plant only once in a while. It prefers slightly dry soil.
- Fertilisation: Pink rubber plants are rarely hungry. Dilute fertiliser and feed them minimal quantities during summer and spring.
- Temperature: They thrive best in temperatures between 50 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Humidity: The pink rubber plant loves high humid areas. Add a humidifier, especially in winter.
- Special care: Clean the leaves once a month with a soft cloth to make the plant shinier and prevent pests.