Plant Care Burgundy Rubber Tree
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Burgundy Rubber Tree

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Burgundy Rubber Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Burgundy Rubber Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Burgundy Rubber Plant

Taxonomy

Ficus elastica 'Burgundy'
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

What other plant parents say

Burgundy Rubber Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Burgundy Rubber Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Burgundy Rubber Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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04/06/2021

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How to care for Burgundy Rubber Tree

Water

How often to water your Burgundy Rubber Tree

Water needs for Burgundy Rubber Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Burgundy Rubber Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Burgundy Rubber Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Burgundy Rubber Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Burgundy Rubber Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Burgundy Rubber Tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Burgundy Rubber Tree in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Burgundy Rubber Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Burgundy Rubber Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Burgundy Rubber Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Burgundy Rubber Tree

Burgundy Rubber Tree

Burgundy Rubber Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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