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Burgundy Bush Rubber Plant

Ficus elastica 'Burgundy Bush'

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Burgundy Bush Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica 'Burgundy Bush') at Countryside Flower Shop & Nursery

Burgundy Bush Rubber Plant foliage

Burgundy Bush Rubber Plant foliage

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Other Names:  Rubber Tree, Rubber Fig

Description:

An ornamental accent plant producing large, oval, glossy green leaves with burgundy overtones and red midribs; direct sunlight produces the darkest burgundy color; grows quite large in frost free areas; a popular houseplant in colder climates

Features & Attributes

Burgundy Bush Rubber Plant's attractive glossy oval leaves remain dark green in color with pointy red spines and tinges of burgundy throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Burgundy Bush Rubber Plant can be expected to grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 50 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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