Ficus Elastica Burgundy


Ficus Elastica Burgundy is commonly known as green rubber plant, rubber tree.



Easy plant ideal for beginners


Needs bright light

Leaf size

It has big leaves.

Leaf color

Its leaves have only 1 color

Maximum height

Considered a tall plant. It can grow up to ~118.1 inches.


This plant is toxic if ingested

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Green Rubber Plant care

How much light does a Green Rubber Plant need?

The Burgundy Rubber Tree will grow best with consistent, bright, filtered light—which makes leaves to become dark.

East and south facing windows are perfects for this ficus.

How to water a Green Rubber Plant?

Keep soil evenly moist. Use a pot with a drainage hole, water thoroughly, then empty drainage tray. Be careful not to overwater, which will cause root rot. Drooping yellow leaves are a symptom of overwatering.

What's the ideal humidity for a Green Rubber Plant?

As a native to the tropics, your Rubber Tree will appreciate humid environments but it gets used to average humidity.

How to fertilize a Green Rubber Plant?

Feed monthly with a well-balanced liquid fertilizer when the plant is actively growing. It's not necessary to feed a your Rubber Plant during the winter and fall.

Green Rubber Plant care tips

  • Mist the leaves to increase humidity.

  • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.

Video tutorials of ficus care and tips

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