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Rubber Plant Care and How to care for Burgundy Rubber Plant Indoor

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

Are you looking for Unique, Large foliage, and grow big enough to fill up your space with life? how about the ficus burgundy plant?

How does the burgundy rubber plant look like?

Ficus Elastica Burgundy which is mostly called a Ficus rubber tree plant, Rubber Plant, Rubber tree is one of the most popular plants to be used for decorating the home, office or interior design. It has an oval shape glossy dark green foliage which grows bigger than adult hand size, and the plant itself has upright growth habit.

It can grow much bigger in nature but generally, indoor it grows up to 2~3m tall depends on the container size.

How to care for a Rubber Plant ?

  • Light: when you grow the ficus rubber plant indoors, it can actually adjust very well in both bright light to low light. However, if you want to enjoy their growth, recommend to place it somewhere gets lots of filtered sunlight.

  • Watering: We generally give water to our rubber plant once a week. but as all the pot and plant conditions are different, so would say.. allow the top 1~2 inch soil to dry between each watering.

  • fertilizer: most of the indoor plant fertilizer would work for this plant, but we mostly use a slow-release fertilizer, liquid fertilizer once in 1~2month depends on the season. In the warmer season, we're more likely to give fertilizer every month to encourage the plant to grow well.

How to care for burgundy rubber plant to keep look nice? & Common Issue

To make our rubber plant look nice, there are several things that we do for our plant.

My fiddle leaf has brown spots

the brown spot could be caused for 2 reasons. Burn or Too much water.

1) Brown spot like burnt

if your fig plant shows a brown spot especially looks burnt, then yes your plant is too close to the window or the light is too strong in that position. recommend moving the plant a little bit away from the window or move to another room.

3) Brownish or a darker spot, small black area spreading

It mostly happens by too much water or watering. if your rubber tree potted in no drainage pot, recommend reducing the watering amount to make sure the plant is not sitting in water.

On the other hand, if your plant is potted and has lots of drainage whole, give water less often could be a solution for this case.

Want to make my ficus rubber plant glossy and shiny

what we can do for fiddle leaf is, clean the leaves with a damp washcloth. By removing the dust on the foliage the plant can take more light properly and make your plant foliage look shiny. Some people use oil for the plant wipe, but we are more prefer to use lemon juice water.

My Rubber Plant looks leggy and not bush at all

to make your fiddle leaf bush, you need to give them pruning. Prune a rubber plant can cut off the weird stretching stem and also can encourage the new growth below the cutting spot which will eventually give help to bush out your plant.

ficus rubber plant yellow leaves

there are several causes for yellow leaves, but if we select the most 3 common reasons, it would be the foliage have been damaged by too much water, lack of nutrients, or just happening.

  • if your fig plant shows a big brown spot on the leaf and has several yellowed leaves, yes the main reason is too much water. would suggest draining the plant or check is your rubber plant is sitting on the water or not immediately.

  • when the rubber tree doesn't have enough nutrients, its entire plant becomes lighter in color and some leaves become yellowish too. in that case, if you give them fertilizer with good watering, light, it will recover and become dark green again.

  • if your rubber plant shows one or two small yellow leaves (especially on the bottom foliage) during wintertime, you don't need to worry too much about it. It's just dropping the bottom foliage for saving energy for the coming spring.

How to use Ficus burgundy plant to decorate my home?

The dark green foliage rubber plant can be used in various ways to decorate home. when the plant is small, you may pot in with small pot and place it next to the window or put on the coffee table, shelves.

On the other hand, if your plant grows well, you can use this plant as a feature tree to decorate home. you can place it close to the wall, next to the TV or even the entrance.

if you want to watch a fiddle leaf decoration idea, click here to see my Pinterest, and if you want to put one for your home, click the bottom image.

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