Common Plant Name: Rubber Plant
Scientific Plant Name: Ficus Elastica Burgundy
Berg is called a Rubber Plant because in India, where it originates from, they would make rubber out of the plant’s white sap. But what makes Berg the Ficus Elastica Burgundy, so bomb and beautiful are the hardy deep dark green shiny leaves with a burgundy vein shooting down the middle and where the new leaf grows from. So if your home is lit with bright natural light and you want a dark beauty of a plant, Berg is the one.
To grow a healthy Ficus Elastica Burgundy, peep our TLC Tips below:
☀️ Give it bright indirect light
💦 Water thoroughly when the top 2-3” of the soil is dry
🌡 Thrives in warmer weather between 65-85 degrees with moderate humidity
💩 Fertilize once a month during the growing season