Rubber Tree 'burgundy'
Ficus elastica

He's a dark horse that goes against the grain of your typical green-leafed houseplant. He's of the ficus family and produces a white sap that was used to make latex rubber back in the day. If you're looking for a stunning, low-maintenance, and rubber-producing plant, boy do we have a plant for you.

Sunlight:Medium to bright, indirect light.

Water:Once a week or when soil is nearly dry 2" down.

Pets:Toxic to pets. Sorry Miles.

Size:SM: ~12" tall and a 4" pot. MD: ~15" tall and a 6" pot. LG: ~2'-3' and a 10" pot.

Travel:Fine for those who jet-set. He can take two weeks of neglect.

Pro-tip: Wipe down its leaves to remove dust build-up, which prevents it from soaking in as much sunlight as possible.