FICUS BURGUNDY TREE - RUBBER PLANT
Your Ficus prefers bright indirect light. Direct sun may burn the leaves.
Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the sauce.
As a native to the tropics, your Rubber Tree will appreciate you mistings its leaves to increase humidity – especially when it gets very warm in the summer. Misting regularly also helps to keep mites from making themselves at home on the leaves.
The Burgundy Rubber Tree enjoys average room temperatures of 65-78 degrees. Avoid temperatures below 55 degrees, sudden temperature drops, or cold drafts.
Food once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.
Rubber Tree leaves are mildly toxic to pets and humans, typically causing mild mouth irritation, stomach irritation, and possible vomiting.
Ficus plants are sensitive to being moved. If you have to move your plant around, do so gradually. Any sudden changes can cause leaves to drop. When pruning your plant, be careful of the milky latex substance that may leak out where cuts have occurred – this is a mildly toxic irritant. If you get sap on your hands and/or skin, wash with warm water and soap immediately.