Burgundy Rubber Plants

Ficus elastica

The Burgundy Rubber Tree is an easy, yet hardy indoor plant that is native to Southeast Asia. Commonly known as the Ficus Rubber plant, its glossy oval leaves and contrasting green and purple hues bring a modern touch to any home. While it starts off small in size, this plant grows into an indoor tree within a few years.

Growzone: 9-11

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This Plants Growzone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 7 to 8 Feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 Feet
Light: Low light to bright indirect
Water: Likes to dry out between watering
Attributes: Low light, attractive foliage, low maintenance
Details: The glossy darkly-colored foliage fits well with many kinds of decor

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The Burgundy Ficus Plant has large oval-shaped foliage that is a rich chocolate-burgundy hue. Also known as the Ficus Rubber or Indian Rubber, this ficus tree is easy to grow and is pretty forgiving which makes it an excellent choice for plant newbies. Ficus elastica grows in an upwards habit, and it tends to grow vigorously into an indoor statement houseplant

Although this plant is a part of the fig tree family, it will not produce any fruit. However, this plant gets its “rubber” name from the white sap that oozes out of its shiny leaves and stems when scratched or cut. This sap can irritate the eyes or skin if ingested, so keep away from pets and handle with care. 

  • Bright, indirect sunlight to low light
  • Tolerates dry soil
  • Don’t over water this plant 
  • Misting this plant is recommended for humidity
  • Known for its air cleaning properties

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Planting Information

Before you buy a Ficus Rubber plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I water Ficus elastica?

How do I water Ficus elastica?

Water your Ficus elastica with lukewarm water according to the season. During the late spring to summer (growing season), this plant should be kept moist and watered almost daily for optimal growth. Be sure to wipe down its foliage with a damp cloth or mist with a spray bottle. During the winter, Rubber Ficus plants may only need water once or twice a month. Droopy leaves indicate a need for more water, and yellow-brown leaves indicate that it's been over watered.

How do I re-pot a Rubber Tree plant?

How do I re-pot a Rubber Tree plant?

Ficus Rubber trees should be re-potted to ensure continued growth. A good rule of thumb is to transplant your plant into a pot that's an inch or two bigger in diameter. Be sure to well-draining soil to prevent root rot. Happy Frog soil is a great choice for Ficus elastica. If you’re using a pot without drainage holes, place a layer of small rocks in the bottom to aid in drainage.

To encourage new leaf growth where leaves have fallen, snip a notch in the node from where it fell.

What is the best light for a Burgundy Ficus Rubber plant?

What is the best light for a Burgundy Ficus Rubber plant?

Burgundy Ficus Rubber plants prefer bright indirect light. Find a spot in your home where light is abundant, and if it's too bright, place a sheer curtain over the window. If your plant's leaves begin to lose luster or fall off, this is a sign that your Ficus Rubber plant needs more light.

How do I fertilize an Indian Rubber tree?

How do I fertilize an Indian Rubber tree?

We recommend fertilizing your rubber plant during the growing season - spring and early summer months. Half-strength or balanced liquid organic plant fertilizer is best.


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