Caring for a Burgundy Rubber Tree


Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry or about 50% of the soil volume is dried. Pour enough water in to penetrate the soil until it drains through the hole at the bottom of the pot. Remove any surplus water collected in the saucer. Standing water can rot the roots.


The Burgundy Rubber Tree thrives in bright, indirect light.

If it is kept outside, it can handle some direct sunlight in the morning or late afternoon, but it's best to avoid harsh midday sun to prevent leaf scorch.

This plant WILL NOT tolerate low light. If keeping indoors in a lower lit area, I recommend using a grow light.


Rubber plants enjoy a standard, fast-draining soil formulated for houseplants. Opt for a blend containing perlite to enhance drainage and either peat moss or coconut coir to retain moisture. To improve drainage further, consider adding a few handfuls of orchid bark to the typical houseplant mix.

Temperature & Humidity

Your Rubber Tree does fine in standard household humidity levels, although it appreciates extra moisture provided by a pebble tray or a nearby humidifier.

The Burgundy Rubber Tree prefers temperatures ranging from 60° to 80°F.


Fertilize once a month during spring and summer months. Refrain from fertilizing during fall and winter when growth naturally slows down.


Mildy toxic to pets if ingested

Exercise caution when pruning your plant, as it may release a milky latex substance from the cut areas, which can be mildly toxic and irritating. If you come into contact with this sap, wash the affected area with warm water and soap.