F. elastica India Rubber Fig – Indian Rubber Tree – Rubber Plant – This evergreen, many branched tree from Eastern Himalayas, Burma, Malaya, and Java grows 100-200′ tall and 70-200′ feet wide, although outside the topics it usually seen as a potted plant and is much smaller. It produces oblong to elliptic, leathery, glossy, dark green. Often red flushed leaves, 12-18″ long. Oblong yellow figs, to ½” long, develop in pairs or clusters on mature trees in the open. Renowned as the principal source of rubber.
‘Burgundy’ – has sumptuous,
rich burgundy leaves
Indoors grow in soil based potting mix, with added fine bark chips, in full or filtered light. During growth water moderately and apply a high nitrogen fertilizer every 4 weeks. Keep moist in winter.