Burgundy Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica 'Burgundy')

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Ordering: Plants available for in-store pickup usually within three hours or local Portland, OR shipping which can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday.

Common Name(s): rubber plant, rubber tree

Description: Large, round, thick burgundy leaves emanating from a central trunk. New leaves come in bright red. Rarely blooms indoors, flowers are small and greenish.

Light: Bright indirect light.

Water: Water when dry.

Origins: Native to South Asia and southeast Asia.

Other Interesting Facts: This plant was once used for latex production, but lost popularity around 1920 when replaced by the Brazilian rubber tree. Part of the Mulberry or Fig (Moraceae) family.

Collections: Houseplants

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