Ficus Decora, "Rubber Plant" Burgundy

$8 to $250

Ficus decora aka Rubber Plants are some of the easiest species for indoors and are easily propagated from stem cuttings. They also provide a nice rich hue of dark burgundy and black amidst the typical green foliage.

LIGHT

These plants prefer bright indirect light or direct morning sun. They can adapt to less light if needed. 

WATER

Water thoroughly, then allow the top 30% of soil to dry out before watering again. Yellow leaves usually indicate overwatering while brown, crispy leaves usually mean the plant needs more water. Keep the soil even drier in lower light. Overwatering causes leaf drop.

TEMPERATURE

An ideal range is 70-80 degrees. Keep plant away from cold drafts, air conditioners, heaters, and fireplaces.

FERTILIZER

Fertilize during their active growing season when they are producing new leaves (spring-fall). 

NOTES

These plants are toxic and should be kept away from pets and children.