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Ficus elastica 'Burgundy Rubber Tree'

Ficus elastica 'Burgundy Rubber Tree'

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Ficus elastica 'Burgundy Rubber Tree' is a species of plant in the Moraceae family. It’s known as the 'the rubber plant' because of its sticky latex sap that dries into a low quality rubber. New growth on this tree will have shades of red and pink within the veins, making this a colorful and  elegant statement plant. This tree grows to be very large in its natural habitat (up to 40' tall and 100' wide) but can easily be pruned to maintain a reasonable size indoors.

  • FAQ about Ficus elastica ‘Burgundy Rubber Tree’:
    • How much light does a burgundy rubber tree need?
      • Burgundy rubber trees grow best with consistent, bright, filtered light. Many people have found putting their rubber trees near a window where the light is filtered through a pair of sheer curtains provides sufficient light.
    • How often should I water my burgundy rubber tree?
      • Burgundy rubber trees water needs vary according to season: In the growing season, the plant should be kept moist. This includes wiping the leaves with a damp cloth or even misting them. During the winter, your plant may only need water once or twice a month.
    • How do I make my burgundy rubber tree bushy?
      • To make a rubber tree bushy you are going to have to prune the plant. This is the only proven method to help the rubber plant begin branching out. Using a pair of sharpened cutters, that have been sterilized to be sure you do not infect your plant. Once pruned the tree will expand from the node.
    • Will my burgundy rubber tree grow back lost leaves?
      • Rubber trees do not regrow leaves from the lower parts of their stalks, only from the top.
    • What comes in the box?
      • One Ficus elastica 'Burgundy Rubber Tree' in a 10" grow pot. Ceramic planter sold separately.