Oh the colour of these leaves - it's almost metallic! Deep wine-black-green big leaves and bright scarlet new stems make this a handsome easycare indoor plant for cooler climes, and an impressive shrub or tree in sub-tropical gardens.
Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' - rubber plant, rubber fig APPEARANCE : Compact houseplant grown indoors; impressive tree when allowed to grow full-size. Large thick pointed oval leaves with a rich wine-black colour and bright red new stems. USE FOR : Easycare indoor , container or tropical garden plant. Needs a sheltered frost-free spot. CARE : Mulch and water with a seaweed based fertiliser on planting to reduce transplant shock, follow with regular watering until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Apply a slow release fertiliser twice yearly and protect from frost. container plants may need extra feed and a repot into fresh soil once a year. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them healthy. HEIGHT & WIDTH : 1-2m H x 1-2m W potted; to 20m in the garden. When it reaches the height you want, cut the 'leader' or main shoot. YOUR PLANTS : These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. You can see an example in the image gallery