Ficus elastica ‘Burgundy’, Indian Rubber Plant

(114 customer reviews)

This item ships in a grower pot. Click here to view care instructions.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships October 14th - October 21st.
$ 25.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

This Dark Foliaged Beauty will Make You Green with Envy

Native to Northeast India, the rubber plant has become a very popular houseplant because it’s easy to grow and exotic. The Ficus elastica plants were called “Rubber Plants” because their sap was once used to produce low quality rubber. The Burgundy variety is prized for its maroon and green glossy leaves. New growth is colorful with hues of red and pink. This is a fast growing and easy to care for plant. This plant is one of the ten variations of the ficus elastic plant. To keep this plant indoors, you need plenty of room because it can grow quite large and bushy. When placed outdoors, these large rubber trees can grow up to 80 feet in length. Nonetheless, this is an indoor plant that works as an incredible air purifier and adds beauty to your indoor space.

Caring for Your Burgundy Plant

Ficus burgundy adapts incredibly well to indoor climates. This is why many people around the world will grow it as an ornamental plant. Nonetheless, be careful of some of the care measures.

Light

By textbook, this plant requires bright areas and enjoys plenty of sunlight. However, direct and intense sunlight can also be damaging to the plant. Overall, you can keep place the plant in areas around your house that experience medium intensity light.

On the other hand, you can also place it in a balcony or areas facing the window that experience constant filtered sunlight. The late afternoon and early morning sunlight are optimum, and keeping it under direct noon sunlight can burn the leaves.

Water

When it comes to watering, the plant is tolerant to under watering conditions. This means that watering this plant once every week should cause no harm to it, as long as you provide it with good nutrition and sunlight.

Therefore, to keep it healthy, you must water this plant every three to four days. When watering this plant, make sure that the pot is porous. Then, make sure that the water sinks through the holes after you provide it with moisture. This will ensure that you have thoroughly provided moisture to each root.

Fertilizing your Ficus elastica

Adding fertilizer will be significant in improving the growth of the plant. When you keep the plant in a pot and water it, the water drains out along with some of the essential nutrients and salts. You have to add fertilizer to improve the nutrient quantity and replenish the soil.

For the burgundy rubber tree, you do not have to be very specific with the fertilizer, and you can use any kind. Whether it is compost, seaweed solution, or chemical fertilizer, they should all do the trick. The general rule of thumb is to apply the fertilizer once a month or once every 40 days or so during the growing season.

Common Issues

Most of the ficus plants are prone to bacterial and fungal attacks. Common causes for that can be misting and pets that bring about the disease. The infestations that you should watch out for include aphids, scale, spider mites, and thrips.

Propagation

When propagating ficus burgundy, make sure that you use sterile cutting equipment. You will also notice that this plant is easy to propagate because it has many aerial roots. Moreover, it is also highly durable and strong.

Pruning Your Burgundy Ficus elastica

Cutting the stem from the top of the plant will help improve the growth of the plant. Even though this method can be a little painful, however, keep in mind that this is an important step as it allows the plant to grow more densely.

Without pruning, the plant will continue to grow vertically, and this can be troublesome for indoor locations. Furthermore, the rate of growth is also likely to slow down. Hence, pruning will help the plant grow faster.

Potting / Repotting and Soil

If you will repot this plant, it is recommended that you replace the soil with a 50 percent indoor potting mix, along with a 50 percent cactus.

You can also add three gallons or one cup of Perlite, depending on the pot size. Perlite helps add airflow to the soil, and this helps make it breathable. Overall, since the burgundy root tree does not have a complex root system, it can be easy to pot and repot.

 

Additional information

Zone

10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Partial Shade

Mature Height

15 ft – 20 ft

Spacing

3 ft – 4 ft

114 reviews for Ficus elastica ‘Burgundy’, Indian Rubber Plant

  1. Loraine Jones (verified owner)

    OMG. I am so happy I found this wonderful site. My plants were delivered quickly and they were all healthy and strong. I will definitely order again!!!

  2. Barbara J. (verified owner)

  3. Aderemi (verified owner)

    Pretty and unique. Thriving since being delivered.

  4. Benjamin Vestal (verified owner)

  5. William Sorensen (verified owner)

  6. Carla (verified owner)

    The plant was received in excellent condition

  7. Dee

    Hi can you tell me how many stems come in a medium plant and what size is the pot?

  8. Alisa (verified owner)

    Love this plant. Arrived in great condition and with new growth. Still doing well after 3 months of being delivered.

  9. Ekaterina Gudkina (verified owner)

    The plant is beautiful and doing very well.

  10. Denis k. BOLOUVI (verified owner)

  11. Jacqueline (verified owner)

    The rubber plant came wrapped well and is a healthy plant with new growth.

  12. Kimberly-Ann M. (verified owner)

    I’m madly in love with this Burgundy Rubber Plant. I received the larger size and absolutely adore it. Arrived in beautiful condition.

  13. Sherry McClung (verified owner)

  14. Niomi (verified owner)

    I always wanted this plant. Im so happy I purchased it. Taller and more leaves than what I expected. Healthy too.

  15. Alexisa H. (verified owner)

    Came in great shape with no damage. Very beautiful definitely worth every penny

  16. Patricia Herbert (verified owner)

    So far so good

  17. Sarah (verified owner)

  18. Kristen (verified owner)

    So beautiful and XL is HUGE! Definitely the queen of my plant collection. So in love. Thank you.

  19. Gerald (verified owner)

    Fast delivery… Very healthy plant💪🏾

  20. Corbin (verified owner)

    Has two new leaves after a week. Healthy plant!

  21. Melissa C. (verified owner)

    Arrived nicely packaged. Bought it for a friend. She loves it!

  22. Karen Cormier (verified owner)

  23. Anonymous (verified owner)

  24. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Happy with this purchase. Good sized plant and healthy too.

  25. Melissa (verified owner)

  26. Melissa S. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant arrived well packaged and not damaged.

  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

    As advertised. Solid, healthy plant. No issues in delivery.

  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant vine held my order until it able to be ship and arrived to me in a healthy condition. It was well package and the plant itself is beautiful! I would definitely make more purchases from them.

  29. Yolanda (verified owner)

    The plant was beautiful and seemed to be thriving. Unfortunately it died 2 months after receiving it. Not sure why however the other plant in the same order is continuing to thrive. I have ordered from PlantVine before and since this order and all other plants are growing leaps and bounds. Customer service is divine.

  30. Berlinda D. (verified owner)

    Love it.

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Why others chose the Ficus elastica ‘Burgundy’, Indian Rubber Plant

My wife wanted it for Mother’s Day

Looks great!

This was on my wish list 💕

It’s beautiful

It’s beautiful

Boise Boys used this for staging a lot and I love the look of it.

Easy to care for

Gift

Great for filtering apartment air.

In my wishlist

For my sisters birthday

This plant has been on my list for years. Adding a few larger plants to my collection.

Love this plant

I think that Rubber Plants have a unique and subtle beauty that can compliment any space. I cannot wait to receive mine!

New to indoor gardening. Looks beautiful.

Like the color and the leaf shape

Good price.

My fav!! So pretty

Always wanted one!

I bought this plant for my entry foyer

Different

Always wanted a rubber plant.

Wanted colorful med-size plant for plant stand in downstairs office

It was on my dream plant list! Can’t wait for it :-)

I love this easy to care for beautiful plant, and had trouble finding it were I live.

Unique

Looked nice, good price, firm leaves

Bought for my skinks to climb on

Always wanted a runner plant-It always looks so lush and healthy

I had one before and liked it I want to try another to see if I can grow it again

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