Ficus elastica 'Burgundy'
Ficus 'Burgundy' - Burgundy Rubber Plant (XS)
Ficus Burgundy is a popular evergreen that can be positioned in an indoor or outdoor setting, and still flourish. Glossy rubber leaves in variegated reds to almost blacks emerge from upright stems, with dramatic touches of pinks seen when new leaves are developing. As it grows, expect this plant to get taller: the top can be snipped to force it split out into branches for a fuller look. Best grown under bright filtered light to encourage the rich burgundy palette, such as besides a window with sheer curtains. If grown in low light, the pigmentation will begin to brighten. When planted outside, Ficus Elastica can grow into very large trees of 20m, so do consider location and space if you would like the tree to expand.
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. Water moderately once at least the top half of soil is dry. Prefers a humid environment so spray regularly if surrounded by drafts and wipe leaves free from dust with a damp cloth. Avoid sudden temperature drops during relocation. 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||Moderate water, allow soil to dry between watering.|
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