Merchant of York

Burgundy Rubber Plant

$70.00
  • Burgundy Rubber Plant by Merchant of York - Merchant of York
  • Burgundy Rubber Plant by Merchant of York - Merchant of York
  • Burgundy Rubber Plant by Merchant of York - Merchant of York

Merchant of York

Burgundy Rubber Plant

$70.00

This plant is available for Toronto delivery only within our delivery zone. See shipping policy for complete details.

Also known as Ficus elastica, the rubber plant is a species of evergreen tropical tree native to Indochina and belonging to the fig family, Moraceae. Due to the amount of isoprene it produces, its latex sap was once used to make rubber before synthetics and other natural alternatives became available.

In addition to being useful for rubber, in India, the Ficus elastica roots are used to make living bridges. A rotting tree trunk is put across a river, and the rubber tree's roots are guided along the trunk, eventually growing to the other side, and thickening to complete the bridge. The bridge, being alive and flexible, resists wind and flooding.

Size 20" tall average. Potted in our 6" Villa pot
Difficulty Needs a bit of extra care
Light Medium to bright indirect light
Pet Friendly Toxic. Can cause mouth irritation and digestive reaction


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