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' DESCRIPTION: 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 IN: 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