Native to India and Southeast Asia, the Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' is perfect for those looking for a small indoor tree with stunning dark, shiny leaves. In the wild, it grows up to around 200ft tall, and its roots are used in India to form living bridges. It won't do well in low light spaces, so place in bright indirect light. Water to keep soil moist at all times. Ficus elastica is a source of latex that is toxic to the skin, and poisonous if taken internally, so pet-owners and those allergic to latex should be cautious.
Botanical Name: Ficus elastica
Common Name(s): Rubber Plant, Rubber Tree, Rubber Fi