Ficus elastica Burgundy
A widley cultivated and super popular fig native to South East Asia. They are an evergreen fig with large glossy leaves that, you guessed it, are a deep burgundy colour. The actual species Ficus elastica has glossy green leaves but has been cultivated extensively to produce varieties with many different leaf colours and patterns like the Burgundy, Tineke, Ruby e.t.c.
Why have they been so widely cultivated you ask? Well because they're very attractive plants which make quite the statemant and they are tolerant of low light AND they're tough as hell! If you kill one you should probably just give up on owning plants all together.
Water when the top few centimetres of soil in the pot has dried out, usually once every 1-2 weeks. It's better to underwater rather overwater these guys. Also it is important to make sure they never sit in water as this is about the only way to kill them.
They love bright indirect bright light, but can handle a bit more shade. A spot that doesn't get cold draughts is ideal.
In they wild these beauties can get to over thirty metres tall but they can happily be kept small in a pot, which is another reason they are so popular in cultivation. Once they become potbound it is a good idea to pot them up. Just make sure they have a free draining mix.
Currently these plants are approximately 60-70cm tall with 1-2 stems.
Greeting your Fig
These plants are shipped in a 1.5L nursery pot that is wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in during transport. They will fit any pot from our Classic Pot Range.
Fig Owners Guide
Although it’s unlikely your pets will eat the plant, it may be mildly toxic to your more curious of furry friends. Fiddle Leaf Figs prefer to not get frosty - who doesn’t? It can be susceptible to root rot so don’t overwater and you will be fine.
- Download Fig Factsheet. (PDF)
Ficus elastica Burgundy
Caring for your Ficus elastica Burgundy
Our special eco packaging
No Plant Stress
Our plant packaging is designed by people know how to keep plants fresh and healthy in transit. Your plants will enjoy a comfortable trip directly from our greenhouse to your door in just a few of days. Your plant will not have to deal with the stress of being bare rooted for transport (how most plants are sent) and you won’t have to deal with the mess and fuss of potting up your new plant when you receive it.
The plastic pot will be wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in place, it will then be tied into a specially designed cardboard insert which will keep it stable and upright throughout its journey. The insert will be glued in place on top of your cardboard wrapped ceramic pot to hold it down and your plant up!
Your plant will come in its plastic pot which we make sure fits perfectly in whichever ceramic pot you choose. Our packaging has been designed to allow us to send your beautiful ceramic pot along with your plant, fully potted, yep in soil, together in the same box.
The thing that we’re most proud of is that our packaging is fully recyclable and re-useable so you don’t have to feel bad about generating more packaging waste. In fact you should feel awesome because ordering from us, online, will generate way less emissions than if you were to drive to the nursery to buy a plant. The only plastic you get will be the plastic pot that your plant comes in and these can be re-used or recycled.
Please note, due to quarantine restrictions on plants and soil, we are not able to deliver plants to WA, NT and TAS.
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