Details: Burgundy Ficus is a low to bright light houseplant that likes to dry out in between watering. The darkly colored foliage fits well with many kinds of decor.
Selling Points: Low light, Attractive foliage, Low maintenance
Mature Height: 7′-8′
Mature Width: 2′-3′
Light: Low light to bright indirect
Water: Likes to dry out between watering
Does Not Ship to AZ, CA, OR, WA.
The Burgundy Ficus plant has large oval shaped leaves that are a rich chocolate burgundy-brown color. In terms of care the Ficus decora ‘Burgundy” is a very easy plant to grow. Indoors it likes an area that receives at least a half day of strong sunshine to maintain it’s lower foliage. Another common name for this plant is the India rubber plant. Decorative container not included.
The Burgundy Ficus could be the houseplant for you if you want a tough plant which can reach staggering heights within a few years. While its size can still be tamed some what, you have to keep in mind it will eventually require a certain amount of space.
Water regularly to keep it healthy. Leaves that turn yellow and fall off are a sign that it’s overwatered. However, it’s perfectly natural for older, lower leaves do this.
Few other problems bother this plant. Watch out for sooty mold that can grow on leaves. You can remove it by simply wiping off the affected leaves with mild soapy water.
Also check for signs of scale insects and mealybugs that may infest rubber plant. Care should be taken to treat any problems as soon as you notice them.
Keep leaves dust-free and shiny by gently wiping them off with a damp cloth.
The Burgundy Ficus is an amazing plant that can add color to any household given the right amount of love and care.