Rubber Tree 'Burgundy' | Ficus elastica 'Burgundy'

Rubber Tree 'Burgundy' | Ficus elastica 'Burgundy'

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Striking and stylish, boasting glossy broad leaves with a deep burgundy tint. Tropical and retro vibes add character and warmth to your home.  Growing Pot Size: Available in 10cm and 25cm Key Information The Rubber Tree originates from India and Indonesia.  She’s a medium to large-sized houseplant, growing to between 30cm...
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Rubber Tree 'Burgundy' | Ficus elastica 'Burgundy'

Striking and stylish, boasting glossy broad leaves with a deep burgundy tint. Tropical and retro vibes add character and warmth to your home. 

Growing Pot Size: Available in 10cm and 25cm

Key Information

  • The Rubber Tree originates from India and Indonesia. 
  • She’s a medium to large-sized houseplant, growing to between 30cm and 2m tall. 
  • A lover of bright indirect sunlight. Can withstand lower light levels.
  • Toxic. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
  • Growing Pot Size: 10cm and 25cm

Rubber Tree 'Burgundy' : Air Purification & Toxicity 

Not just a pretty face - Rubber Trees are air-purifying plants and will help to clean airborne toxins from your home. However, be careful when handling the plant as a sticky latex will ooze from the end of cut stems and this can be an irritant to the skin. Just be sure to wash your hands afterwards.

Care Level - Easy 

This is not a fussy houseplant. In fact, Rubber Trees tend to grow with more vitality and vigour when they are left alone. This plant is not needy when it comes to watering - you can comfortably let the top 5cm of soil dry out in between watering. She will also cope with lower light levels, so will suit those shadier areas of your home. 

How To Care For Your Rubber Tree 'Burgundy'

  • Light: Rubber Trees like indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight which can cause scorching to the leaves. She can also handle some shade but keep an eye out for leaf drop as this is a sign that light levels are too low. 
  • Water: Only water this plant once the top 5cm of soil has dried out! The easiest way to kill your Rubber Tree is by overwatering it. Ensure the pot has adequate drainage holes.
  • Fertilizer: In spring and summer, feed with a diluted liquid feed every two weeks. 
  • Humidity: This plant does not require above-average levels of humidity. Normal room humidity is just fine! However, in warmer periods, she will benefit from misting with clean water. 
  • Maintenance: If your Rubber Tree is growing tall, you can prune her back by cutting off the top stem. 
  • Soil: Pot in a well-draining, well-aerated compost. Top tip! Add coarse sand or perlite to an all-purpose compost to improve its drainage capacity. 
  • Temperature: She will thrive in average room temperatures, between 16-24°C. Over cold winters, it may be a good idea to move her away from cold drafts and windows. 

Rubber Tree 'Burgundy' - Common Problems and Questions

Help! The leaves of my Rubber Tree are dropping! 

This is likely to be the result of either over-watering or low light levels. This plant does not like to sit in damp wet soil, and in fact, she will thrive if you leave the soil to dry out more regularly. Simply use your finger to test the moisture in the soil before watering the pot. If the top 5cm of soil is still damp, hold off on the watering. Alternatively, light levels may be too low. Consider how many hours of bright indirect sunlight she is receiving and gently move to a brighter position if necessary. 

Why are my Rubber Tree’s leaves turning yellow at the edges? 

This is a symptom of over-watering or lack of nutrients. As explained above, check and consider the moisture content in the soil. If the soil is wet and heavy, move the plant to a warm area and ensure the soil dries out completely before re-watering. Otherwise, she may be in need of feeding. You can use a diluted liquid feed every two weeks during the growing season, or add a mulch of fresh compost to the top of the pot to replenish nutrients in the soil. 

How often should I repot my Rubber Tree?

When the plant is young, you can repot each year in springtime if the roots are pot-bound. Once the plant has matured, repot every 2-3 years. However, it would be a good idea to change the soil each year - keeping the same pot size. 

How can I prevent the leaves of my Rubber Tree from getting dusty?

Gently wipe the leaves with a clean, damp cloth and some lukewarm water. Be sure not to tear the leaves! This can be carried out as regularly as necessary and it will prevent the stomata in the leaf surfaces from becoming clogged. 

Shipping and Returns

We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

Why Bloombox Club?

We started Bloombox Club with one intention. To deliver high-quality indoor plants to homes around the world. Our motivation? To introduce thousands to the calming and rejuvenating presence that having plantlife in the home brings. And what's more, we wanted to make this process as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

Here are a few things that make this vision a reality.

  • High-Quality Canadian Plants: Our plants may have their origins around the world, yet they are all grown in our dedicated Canadian greenhouses in British Columbia, and to the highest of standards.
  • Unrivalled Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team are ready to help! Send these plant-enthusiasts an email at
  • National Delivery Network: We believe that our plants should be available to every Canadian, that's why we deliver across the whole country, with no exception.

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