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Attention Gardeners, are you looking for Ficus plants that will make your garden stand out? Look no further than rubber fig, also known as Ficus Elastica burgundy! With its stunning, burgundy-colored leaves, it has several other names such as Indian rubber fig, Indian rubber tree plant, burgundy rubber plant, burgundy rubber tree, and Abidjan black prince. It belongs to the Ficus family and is native to Southeast Asia.  

Ficus burgundy is a popular perennial plant with dark green leaves, deep reddish variegation, and a glossy sheen. It features a large green trunk resembling an elephant's foot or tusk and is also known as the fiddle leaf fig. This dramatic and vigorous plant is perfect for any home or office room. This burgundy Ficus rubber plant is a fast-growing tropical plant, that can grow up to 10 feet indoors with glossy, oval-shaped leaves measuring 4 inches in width.  

The flowers of the Ficus burgundy are small and insignificant and bloom during spring and summer. However, it is primarily grown for its attractive, burgundy-colored leaves rather than its flowers.  

To propagate the Ficus burgundy, you can use stem cuttings. Simply take a healthy stem cutting with a few leaves and place it in a glass of water. After a few weeks, roots will start to develop, and you can transfer the cutting to a pot with well-draining soil. Another method is to propagate using air layering, where you encourage roots to grow on a section of the stem while it is still attached to the parent plant. 

Additionally, the Ficus plant's stems and leaves can be toxic to humans or pets if consumed in large amounts, causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and paralysis, so it's crucial to prevent children and pets. 

Watering Needs 

When it comes to Ficus burgundy care, it has moderate watering needs. The soil must remain consistently moist without becoming soggy. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's best to let the top inch of soil dry out before watering again. You can test the soil's moisture content by inserting your finger into it. If it feels dry, it's time to water your rubber fig tree. 

When watering, be sure to completely saturate the soil and let it drain out of the pot.This helps to flush out any accumulated salts and ensures that the roots receive sufficient hydration. However, avoid leaving your Ficus burgundy rubber fig sitting in standing water, as this can also lead to root problems. 

During the winter months, when your Ficus plant is in its dormant phase, you can reduce the frequency of watering. Allow the soil to dry out a bit more between waterings, but still ensure that it doesn't completely dry out. 

Remember, each environment is unique, so it's important to observe your burgundy ficus and adjust your watering routine accordingly. If the leaves start to droop or turn yellow, it could be a sign of overwatering or underwatering. Finding the right balance will help keep your Ficus Burgundy happy and healthy! 

Light Requirements 

The Ficus Burgundy thrives in bright, indirect light to maintain its dark foliage. It enjoys being near a window where it can receive plenty of filtered sunlight throughout the day. However, it's important to avoid placing it in direct sunlight as the intense rays can scorch the leaves. 

If you don't have a well-lit area in your home, don't worry! The Ficus Burgundy can tolerate lower light conditions but may grow more slowly, and its leaves might not develop their full burgundy color. You can also supplement its light requirements with artificial grow lights to ensure it gets the necessary light for healthy growth. 

Remember to rotate your rubber plant every few weeks to ensure even light exposure on all sides. This will help prevent your rubber fig from leaning towards the light source and promote balanced growth. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Use a well-drained soil that is designed specifically for your succulent. These specialty soil mixes have been precisely developed to imitate well-draining desert soils. Commercial succulent soil is affordable and available online or at Home Depot. We believe the best option is to use our specialty succulent potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your burgundy ficus rubber plant to thrive.  If you don't mind getting a bit of dirt on your hands and are okay with a basic soil for your succulents, then you can save some money and make your own mix by simply combining healthy natural garden soil with equal parts of sand or perlite. 

When it comes to fertilizing, the Ficus Burgundy benefits from a balanced, water-soluble NPK fertilizer. You can apply it once a year during the growing season (spring). During the winter months, when your ficus plant is in its dormant phase, you can reduce or completely stop fertilizing. This allows your ficus rubber plant to rest and prepare for new growth in the following season. 

Remember to always water your ficus indoor plant before applying fertilizer to avoid burning the roots. And don't forget to wipe off any excess fertilizer from the leaves to prevent damage. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

The Ficus Burgundy is typically suited for USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11, which means it can tolerate temperatures as low as 35°F. However, it's important to note that this Ficus plant prefers warmer temperatures and may suffer damage if exposed to prolonged cold or frost. 

In terms of temperature, the Ficus Burgundy thrives in average room temperatures between 60°F and 75°F. It can tolerate slightly higher or lower temperatures, but extreme fluctuations or prolonged exposure to very high or low temperatures can negatively impact its growth. 

When it comes to humidity, the Ficus Burgundy prefers moderate to high humidity levels. It can tolerate average household humidity, but it will appreciate some extra humidity, especially during dry winter months. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the rubber fig plant or using a humidifier. 

Remember to avoid placing the plant near drafts or vents, as sudden temperature changes and dry air can stress the Ficus Burgundy. With the right temperature and humidity conditions, your plant will thrive and maintain its beautiful foliage.  

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Ficus Elastica 'burgundy'
Common Name Rubber fig, Indian rubber fig, Indian rubber tree, burgundy rubber plant, burgundy rubber tree, Abidjan black prince
Dormancy Winter
Family Moraceae
Flower Color burgundy
Genus Ficus
Growth Habit Tree-like
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size Up to 10 ft. tall, 4 in. wide
Native Area Southeast Asia
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type our specialty succulent potting mix
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Mildly toxic to pets, mildly toxic to pets
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Ficus Burgundy

The Ficus Burgundy rubber fig can sometimes encounter a few common pests and problems. Here are some points to keep in mind: 

Spider mites: These tiny pests can infest the plants' ficus, causing yellowing leaves and webbing. Regularly check the undersides of leaves and mist your rubber fig plant to prevent infestations. 

Mealybugs: These small, white, cotton-like insects can gather in leaf axils and on stems. Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove them or apply an insecticidal soap. 

Leaf drop: The Ficus burgundy may drop leaves due to stress, such as changes in lighting, temperature, or watering. Ensure consistent conditions to prevent excessive leaf drop. 

Root rot: Overwatering or poorly draining soil can lead to root rot. Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering, and ensure the pot has drainage holes. 

Leaf discoloration: Yellowing or browning leaves can indicate overwatering, underwatering, or nutrient deficiencies. Adjust watering and consider fertilizing with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. 

Remember to regularly inspect your Ficus burgundy for any signs of pests or problems and take appropriate action to keep it healthy.  

FAQs - Ficus Burgundy Plant

How do you care for burgundy ficus? 

Taking care of a Burgundy Ficus (Rubber fig) is relatively easy! Place it in a spot with bright, indirect sunlight, and water it when the top inch of soil feels dry. Overwatering should be avoided as it can cause root rot.  

Regularly mist the leaves to increase humidity and fertilize them once a year with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Keep it away from drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations. With proper care, your Burgundy Ficus will thrive and add a touch of green to your space!  

Can ficus burgundy take full sun? 

The Ficus Burgundy (Rubber fig) can tolerate some direct sunlight for 4 hours, but it generally prefers bright, indirect light. 

 Too much direct sunlight, over more than 4 hours, can scorch its leaves, so it's best to provide it with filtered or partial sunlight. Finding a balance between light and shade will help your Ficus Burgundy thrive.

Is Ficus Burgundy an indoor plant? 

Yes, Ficus burgundy is an indoor plant that thrives in a variety of indoor environments. Its ability to tolerate low-light conditions makes it a popular choice for indoor spaces such as homes and offices. 

Additionally, its attractive, burgundy-colored leaves add a touch of elegance to any indoor setting.  

Is the burgundy rubber plant a lucky plant? 

The Burgundy Rubber Plant, also known as the Ficus elastica Burgundy, is considered a lucky plant by some people. It is believed to bring good fortune and positive energy to the space it inhabits. 

Additionally, the Burgundy Rubber Plant is known for its air-purifying qualities, making it a beneficial addition to indoor environments. Whether or not you believe in the luck associated with plants, the Burgundy Rubber Plant can certainly bring beauty and a touch of nature to your space. 

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Attention Gardeners, are you looking for Ficus plants that will make your garden stand out? Look no further than rubber fig, also known as Ficus Elastica burgundy! With its stunning, burgundy-colored leaves, it has several other names such as Indian rubber fig, Indian rubber tree plant, burgundy rubber plant, burgundy rubber tree, and Abidjan black prince. It belongs to the Ficus family and is native to Southeast Asia.  

Ficus burgundy is a popular perennial plant with dark green leaves, deep reddish variegation, and a glossy sheen. It features a large green trunk resembling an elephant's foot or tusk and is also known as the fiddle leaf fig. This dramatic and vigorous plant is perfect for any home or office room. This burgundy Ficus rubber plant is a fast-growing tropical plant, that can grow up to 10 feet indoors with glossy, oval-shaped leaves measuring 4 inches in width.  

The flowers of the Ficus burgundy are small and insignificant and bloom during spring and summer. However, it is primarily grown for its attractive, burgundy-colored leaves rather than its flowers.  

To propagate the Ficus burgundy, you can use stem cuttings. Simply take a healthy stem cutting with a few leaves and place it in a glass of water. After a few weeks, roots will start to develop, and you can transfer the cutting to a pot with well-draining soil. Another method is to propagate using air layering, where you encourage roots to grow on a section of the stem while it is still attached to the parent plant. 

Additionally, the Ficus plant's stems and leaves can be toxic to humans or pets if consumed in large amounts, causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and paralysis, so it's crucial to prevent children and pets. 

Watering Needs 

When it comes to Ficus burgundy care, it has moderate watering needs. The soil must remain consistently moist without becoming soggy. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's best to let the top inch of soil dry out before watering again. You can test the soil's moisture content by inserting your finger into it. If it feels dry, it's time to water your rubber fig tree. 

When watering, be sure to completely saturate the soil and let it drain out of the pot.This helps to flush out any accumulated salts and ensures that the roots receive sufficient hydration. However, avoid leaving your Ficus burgundy rubber fig sitting in standing water, as this can also lead to root problems. 

During the winter months, when your Ficus plant is in its dormant phase, you can reduce the frequency of watering. Allow the soil to dry out a bit more between waterings, but still ensure that it doesn't completely dry out. 

Remember, each environment is unique, so it's important to observe your burgundy ficus and adjust your watering routine accordingly. If the leaves start to droop or turn yellow, it could be a sign of overwatering or underwatering. Finding the right balance will help keep your Ficus Burgundy happy and healthy! 

Light Requirements 

The Ficus Burgundy thrives in bright, indirect light to maintain its dark foliage. It enjoys being near a window where it can receive plenty of filtered sunlight throughout the day. However, it's important to avoid placing it in direct sunlight as the intense rays can scorch the leaves. 

If you don't have a well-lit area in your home, don't worry! The Ficus Burgundy can tolerate lower light conditions but may grow more slowly, and its leaves might not develop their full burgundy color. You can also supplement its light requirements with artificial grow lights to ensure it gets the necessary light for healthy growth. 

Remember to rotate your rubber plant every few weeks to ensure even light exposure on all sides. This will help prevent your rubber fig from leaning towards the light source and promote balanced growth. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Use a well-drained soil that is designed specifically for your succulent. These specialty soil mixes have been precisely developed to imitate well-draining desert soils. Commercial succulent soil is affordable and available online or at Home Depot. We believe the best option is to use our specialty succulent potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your burgundy ficus rubber plant to thrive.  If you don't mind getting a bit of dirt on your hands and are okay with a basic soil for your succulents, then you can save some money and make your own mix by simply combining healthy natural garden soil with equal parts of sand or perlite. 

When it comes to fertilizing, the Ficus Burgundy benefits from a balanced, water-soluble NPK fertilizer. You can apply it once a year during the growing season (spring). During the winter months, when your ficus plant is in its dormant phase, you can reduce or completely stop fertilizing. This allows your ficus rubber plant to rest and prepare for new growth in the following season. 

Remember to always water your ficus indoor plant before applying fertilizer to avoid burning the roots. And don't forget to wipe off any excess fertilizer from the leaves to prevent damage. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

The Ficus Burgundy is typically suited for USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11, which means it can tolerate temperatures as low as 35°F. However, it's important to note that this Ficus plant prefers warmer temperatures and may suffer damage if exposed to prolonged cold or frost. 

In terms of temperature, the Ficus Burgundy thrives in average room temperatures between 60°F and 75°F. It can tolerate slightly higher or lower temperatures, but extreme fluctuations or prolonged exposure to very high or low temperatures can negatively impact its growth. 

When it comes to humidity, the Ficus Burgundy prefers moderate to high humidity levels. It can tolerate average household humidity, but it will appreciate some extra humidity, especially during dry winter months. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the rubber fig plant or using a humidifier. 

Remember to avoid placing the plant near drafts or vents, as sudden temperature changes and dry air can stress the Ficus Burgundy. With the right temperature and humidity conditions, your plant will thrive and maintain its beautiful foliage.  

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Ficus Elastica 'burgundy'
Common Name Rubber fig, Indian rubber fig, Indian rubber tree, burgundy rubber plant, burgundy rubber tree, Abidjan black prince
Dormancy Winter
Family Moraceae
Flower Color burgundy
Genus Ficus
Growth Habit Tree-like
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size Up to 10 ft. tall, 4 in. wide
Native Area Southeast Asia
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type our specialty succulent potting mix
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, Partial shade
Toxicity Mildly toxic to pets, mildly toxic to pets
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Ficus Burgundy

The Ficus Burgundy rubber fig can sometimes encounter a few common pests and problems. Here are some points to keep in mind: 

Spider mites: These tiny pests can infest the plants' ficus, causing yellowing leaves and webbing. Regularly check the undersides of leaves and mist your rubber fig plant to prevent infestations. 

Mealybugs: These small, white, cotton-like insects can gather in leaf axils and on stems. Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove them or apply an insecticidal soap. 

Leaf drop: The Ficus burgundy may drop leaves due to stress, such as changes in lighting, temperature, or watering. Ensure consistent conditions to prevent excessive leaf drop. 

Root rot: Overwatering or poorly draining soil can lead to root rot. Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering, and ensure the pot has drainage holes. 

Leaf discoloration: Yellowing or browning leaves can indicate overwatering, underwatering, or nutrient deficiencies. Adjust watering and consider fertilizing with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. 

Remember to regularly inspect your Ficus burgundy for any signs of pests or problems and take appropriate action to keep it healthy.  

FAQs - Ficus Burgundy Plant

How do you care for burgundy ficus? 

Taking care of a Burgundy Ficus (Rubber fig) is relatively easy! Place it in a spot with bright, indirect sunlight, and water it when the top inch of soil feels dry. Overwatering should be avoided as it can cause root rot.  

Regularly mist the leaves to increase humidity and fertilize them once a year with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Keep it away from drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations. With proper care, your Burgundy Ficus will thrive and add a touch of green to your space!  

Can ficus burgundy take full sun? 

The Ficus Burgundy (Rubber fig) can tolerate some direct sunlight for 4 hours, but it generally prefers bright, indirect light. 

 Too much direct sunlight, over more than 4 hours, can scorch its leaves, so it's best to provide it with filtered or partial sunlight. Finding a balance between light and shade will help your Ficus Burgundy thrive.

Is Ficus Burgundy an indoor plant? 

Yes, Ficus burgundy is an indoor plant that thrives in a variety of indoor environments. Its ability to tolerate low-light conditions makes it a popular choice for indoor spaces such as homes and offices. 

Additionally, its attractive, burgundy-colored leaves add a touch of elegance to any indoor setting.  

Is the burgundy rubber plant a lucky plant? 

The Burgundy Rubber Plant, also known as the Ficus elastica Burgundy, is considered a lucky plant by some people. It is believed to bring good fortune and positive energy to the space it inhabits. 

Additionally, the Burgundy Rubber Plant is known for its air-purifying qualities, making it a beneficial addition to indoor environments. Whether or not you believe in the luck associated with plants, the Burgundy Rubber Plant can certainly bring beauty and a touch of nature to your space. 

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