Ficus elastica 'Burgundy'
Ficus 'Burgundy' - Rubber Plant (M)
Ficus Elastica, known as the 'Rubber Tree', is a beautiful and easy growing plant that can either be a lovely indoor plant or planted outdoors where it can grow into very large trees (up to 20m). Rubber Trees are also known for their air purification properties, removing toxins such as formaldehyde from the air. Excellent in all conditions and with beautiful dark burgundy / black leaves with bright red new stems, Ficus Elastica 'Burgundy' is a staple in any household inside or out.
A hardy and low maintenance plant preferring indirect light conditions near a window however the 'Burgundy' will also tolerate lower light conditions and even direct morning sun. Prefers a humid environment so spray regularly if surrounded by heated air and wipe leaves free from dust with a damp cloth. During the growing season, water moderately with lukewarm water. Fertilise twice a year with and keep away from frost. As this plant can grow very large, when it has reached your desired height, you can cut the main stem.
|WATER||Low maintenance watering schedule |
allow soil to dry between watering
|LIGHT||Direct Sun, Indirect Light, Filtered Light, Low Light|
|PLANT SIZE||Grows to 2m|
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