Ficus elastica “Burgundy”, also called the Burgundy Rubber Plant, is a slow-growing tree with deeply colored glossy leaves. Burgundy plants thrive in light. They develop rich, dark burgundy leaves when placed in bright light, but they are tolerant of medium indirect light. They require moderate care, and should be watered only when the top two inches of soil feel dry as they prefer a drier medium.
The Burgundy grows best with bright, indirect light. The benefit of sufficient light is that it helps the plant produce its deep burgundy color. Although the Burgundy can tolerate lower amounts of light, it may begin to produce more chlorophyl and change it’s rich dark leaves to green. Avoid placing the plant in bright direct sunlight as it may cause leaves to burn.
We suggest watering the Burgundy once a week allowing the soil to drain and dry. The Burgundy can tolerate a few missed waterings, however it is less tolerant to over watering which can lead to root rot.
Plants like the Burgundy prefer temperatures of 65⁰ to 85⁰. Avoid sudden temperature drops, or cold drafts as it may cause it to drop a few leaves.
Apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every 1 - 3 months and watch your plant grow.
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