Burgundy Rubber Tree

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  • Low-Maintenance Tropical Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8 feet

Ficus elastica, commonly called the Rubber Tree, is a thick-leaved tropical that demands a small amount of attention but gives a lot of pleasure. Burgundy Rubber Tree has deep maroon leaves that have even deeper colored backs. The sturdy upright growth of the Burgundy Rubber Tree makes it a great addition to an indoor plantscape of other tropicals. 

Best Locations For Growing Burgundy Rubber Tree

Rubber Tree prefers a warm, humid environment. Keep it away from drafty doors, windows, and air conditioner vents. The high humidity of a brightly lit bathroom may be the ultimate home for this lush tropical. All Rubber Plants contain latex sap that can cause issues for those allergic to latex or pets.

Burgundy Rubber Tree Sunlight Requirements

Indirect or filtered bright light is perfect for Rubber Tree. A southern- or eastern-facing window is ideal. Make sure to set the plant back a bit from the window and place it directly across the room. Direct sunlight will burn the leaves. Growing Burgundy Rubber Tree outdoors for the summer helps to improve growth; find a location in part to dappled shade to prevent scorching.

Burgundy Rubber Tree Care

Rubber Trees grow quickly and need to be repotted every year. Letting this plant get root bound will dramatically slow down growth. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on if you want to restrict growth or not. Always use a soil-based indoor potting mix with perlite added for drainage. As Burgundy Rubber Tree grows taller, a stake may be needed to support the main stem. 

Watering Burgundy Rubber Tree

Rubber plants do not tolerate any amount of drought and will need regular watering. Watering once a week during the summer and every 2-3 weeks during the winter is common. The top 1-2 inches of potting soil should be dry before watering. Ensure excess water is drained from any saucers or cache pots the tree is sitting in. The Rubber Plant roots do not like sitting in water for extended periods.

Feeding Burgundy Rubber Tree

Burgundy Rubber Tree requires minimal fertilizing. Use a diluted liquid houseplant feed once a month during active growth in the spring and summer. No fertilizing is needed during the winter months.

Burgundy Rubber Tree Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 8 feet
Mature Spread: 6 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, Purple
Foliage Description: Dark Green and Pink to Purplish Stipules
Temperature: 60° - 65°F (16° - 18°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Burgundy Rubber Tree
Other Name(s): Rubber Plant, Rubber Tree, Rubber Fig
Scientific Name: Ficus elastica 'Burgundy'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Burgundy Rubber Tree Show Reviews

  • 5
    Highly recommend!

    Posted by Carol Mcguire on Jun 14, 2023

    if you're looking for a gorgeous houseplant that's low-key and visually striking, I highly recommend the Burgundy Rubber Tree.