The rubber plant is an astonishing plant decor that grows as tall as 8 feet, filling your space with dreamy vibes and a tree outlook. Also called burgundy rubber trees; these stunning plants are tree type plant species native to Indian rainforest and South America. They are known for their elegant ornamental leaves, easy adaptation to indoor conditions and fast growth.
As an elevated member of the ficus family, the plant stays happy and healthy in any indoor environment away from direct sunlight. The burgundy rubber plant in a moss ball can stand a little bit of neglect which makes it a preferred choice for non-green thumbs. There are only a few indoor decor plants that produce such a striking blend of colours as this stunner. Ficus elastica is a great plant to include in your mixed plant string garden.
- Other names: Ficus elastica black prince
- Planting environment: Typical indoor houseplants. While still short, it can be placed o a window sill, but when grown, it is best positioned at office entries, fireplace area, windowsill, main doors and among other hanging kokedama plants. Can be kept outdoor in warmer climates.
- Sunlight: Place in slightly bright light to help the leaves maintain their glossy shine and vibrant burgundy colour.
- Watering/Soaking: Soak the moss ball 3/4th in water for 5 minutes once a week and ensure the moss ball dries out slightly before next watering.
- Misting: Loves consistent misting to keep the leaves fresh and prevent mites infestation. Wipe the leaves with a soft cloth occasionally to keep them shiny.
- Fertilisation: Requires very little but frequent food, every two weeks. Use balanced fertiliser and avoid feeding during winter and when the plant us not bearing new leaves.
- Temperature: Typical indoor temperature between 60 to 80 degree Fahrenheit.
Caution: Considered slightly toxic and should never be ingested.