Rubber Tree 'burgundy'
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.
Medium to bright, indirect light.
Once a week or when soil is nearly dry 2" down.
Toxic to pets. Sorry Miles.
Small: about 12" tall and a pot size of 4". Medium: about 18" tall and a pot size of 6".
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.