Ficus Elastica 'Burgundy'
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Ficus Elastica 'Burgundy'
Ficus elastica 'Burgundy,' a cultivar of the Rubber Plant, is a highly sought-after indoor plant known for its striking foliage and air-purifying qualities. With its broad, glossy leaves featuring deep burgundy hues and contrasting veins, Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' adds an element of elegance and natural charm to interior spaces. This low-maintenance houseplant is celebrated not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its ability to enhance indoor air quality. Favored by both novice and seasoned plant enthusiasts, Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' thrives in a variety of lighting conditions, making it a top choice for homes and offices. Whether you seek a beautiful decorative accent or a health-conscious botanical companion, this cultivar promises to elevate your indoor greenery with enduring beauty and vitality.
Type: Plastic Nursery Pot
Size: 6 Inch Diameter
Light: Provide bright, indirect sunlight for your Ficus elastica 'Burgundy.' It can tolerate lower light conditions but thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Temperature: Maintain a consistent room temperature between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid exposure to cold drafts and temperature fluctuations.
Watering: Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil to dry out between waterings. Water your Rubber Plant thoroughly, ensuring that excess water drains from the pot. Empty the saucer beneath the pot to prevent waterlogged soil, which can lead to root rot. Reduce watering during the winter months when growth slows.
Humidity: Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' appreciates moderate to high humidity. If the air is dry, consider misting the plant regularly or using a humidity tray to maintain humidity levels.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A blend of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss or a mix formulated for houseplants works well.
Fertilization: Feed your Rubber Plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the dormant season (fall and winter).
Pruning: Prune your plant to remove any leggy or dead growth to maintain its shape and promote healthy growth.
Repotting: Repot your Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' when it becomes root-bound or outgrows its container, typically every 2-3 years. Choose a slightly larger pot with proper drainage.
Pests: Keep an eye out for common indoor plant pests like spider mites and mealybugs. Inspect your plant regularly and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.