Ficus Elastica 'Burgundy Rubber Plant'

Description

The Ficus Elastica is a bold house plant that is characterized by its rubber burgundy and dark green in color. This plant prefers bright indirect light and high humidity for best growth. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Ficus Elastica 
  • Common Name:  Rubber Plant
  • Family: Moraceae 
  • Native Range: Eastern parts of South Asia and southeast Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate 
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light 
  • Water: Keep soil moist during the spring and summer. This includes wiping the leaves with a damp cloth or even misting them.  Water less frequently in the winter. Avoid over-watering
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature:  50-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding:  Fertilize only during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Growth: Upright, Bushy
  • Common Pests:  Look out for mealy bugs, mites, scales and aphids are a few common bugs
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

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