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Ficus 'Burgundy' - 10" Pot

Ficus 'Burgundy' - 10" Pot

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Description: Ficus 'Burgundy' is a captivating variety of ficus prized for its deep burgundy-colored foliage. Belonging to the Moraceae family, this evergreen tree is native to tropical regions and thrives in warm, humid climates. The 'Burgundy' variety is named for its rich, dark leaves, which add a touch of elegance and sophistication to indoor and outdoor spaces alike. With its low-maintenance nature and tolerance of indoor conditions, Ficus 'Burgundy' is an excellent choice for adding a pop of color and style to any home or garden.

🌿 Botanical Name: Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' (Ficus 'Burgundy')

💧 Care Level: Easy. Ficus 'Burgundy' is relatively low-maintenance and adapts well to indoor growing conditions.

📏 Size: Ficus 'Burgundy' can reach a height and spread of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) when grown indoors, and larger when grown outdoors in suitable climates.

☀️ Light: Place Ficus 'Burgundy' in bright, indirect light. It thrives in bright, filtered sunlight and prefers protection from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day. If grown indoors, place it near a south- or west-facing window where it can receive ample sunlight without being exposed to direct rays.

💧 Water: Water Ficus 'Burgundy' regularly to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the plant's needs, being careful not to overwater.

💦 Humidity: Ficus 'Burgundy' prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly or placing a humidifier nearby, especially in dry indoor environments.

🌡️ Temperature: Ficus 'Burgundy' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations, as extreme conditions can stress the plant.

🌱 Soil: Plant Ficus 'Burgundy' in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand or bark works well. Ensure the soil is loose and aerated to promote healthy root growth.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Ficus 'Burgundy' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the winter months, as the plant's growth slows down during this time.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Ficus 'Burgundy' as needed to maintain its shape and remove any dead, damaged, or overgrown branches. Use sharp, clean pruning shears to make precise cuts, and avoid cutting into healthy green tissue.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Monitor Ficus 'Burgundy' for common pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Watch for signs of root rot caused by overwatering, and adjust watering practices accordingly.

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