How to care for your Burgundy Rubber Tree
Use these instructions to care for a Burgundy Rubber Tree. This guide will tell you how to water a Burgundy Rubber Tree; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Burgundy Rubber Tree
Your Burgundy Rubber Tree prefers bright indirect light. Direct sunlight in the morning or late afternoon is fine, but avoid harsh midday sun which may cause leaf scorch. This plant does not tolerate low light.
Water when 50%-75% of the soil volume is dry. Water slowly so that it soaks into the soil until it flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot. Discard any excess water that accumulates in the saucer.
Your Rubber Tree does fine in average household humidity, but won’t mind added humidity with a pebble tray or nearby humidifier.
The Burgundy Rubber Tree enjoys temperatures from 60° – 80°F.
Feed once a month during the spring and summer with an all-purpose fertilizer for indoor plants. No fertilizer is needed in the fall and winter months when growth naturally slows.
This plant is considered toxic to humans and pets if ingested.
Rubber Trees are sensitive to being moved. If you have to move your plant to a drastically different spot, do so gradually. Any sudden changes can cause leaves to drop. When pruning your plant, be careful of the milky latex substance that may leak out where cuts have occurred—this is a mildly toxic irritant. If you get the sap on your hands or skin, wash with warm water and soap immediately.