Leo

$16

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:Small: ~12" tall and a 4" pot. Medium: ~18" tall and a 6" pot. Large: ~3' with 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.

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