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Rubber Tree Burgundy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' syn. Ficus elastica 'Black Prince'

 

Rubber Tree 'Burgundy'

The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular ornamental plant. In it's natural habitat it grows over 30 metres tall, however, the varieties grown inside are a much more manageable height. An excellent choice for a specimen pot plant with attractive foliage. 'Black Prince' or 'Burgundy' has near black reddish leaves.

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plant Features
  • Rubber Tree Burgundy likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Rubber Tree Burgundy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rubber Tree Burgundy is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Rubber Tree Burgundy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Rubber Tree 'Burgundy'

Latin name

Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' syn. Ficus elastica 'Black Prince'

type

Evergreens

family

Moraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rubber Tree Burgundy likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Rubber Tree Burgundy is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Rubber Tree Burgundy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Rubber Tree Burgundy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rubber Tree Burgundy is 1.00meters x 2.50meters 1.00 M 2.50 M

Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' syn. Ficus elastica 'Black Prince'

The rubber plant (Ficus elastica) is a popular ornamental plant. In it's natural habitat it grows over 30 metres tall, however, the varieties grown inside are a much more manageable height. An excellent choice for a specimen pot plant with attractive foliage. 'Black Prince' or 'Burgundy' has near black reddish leaves.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The various species of ficus require different winter temperatures but they all grow in 4-12 inch pots, according to size, containing potting compost number 2 or a proprietary peat compost. For Rubber plants, in winter, provide a temperature of 16 -18C.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Increase by cuttings or air layering. Take 2-4 inches of lateral shoots from early spring to early summer insert in equal parts peat and sand and place in a propogating frame with a temperature of 16-18C. When rooted pot into 3 inch pots of the growing compost.

 
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