‘Black Prince’ Rubber Plant
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‘Black Prince’ Rubber Plant


‘Black Prince’ Rubber Plant, Ficus Elastica Burgundy, looks handsome in front of a living-room wall for its dark foliage.

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'Black Prince' Rubber Plant
Ficus Elastica Burgundy

Quick Facts

Known As

‘Black Prince’ Rubber Plant, Ficus Elastica Burgundy, Ficus Black Prince, Rubber Tree ‘Black Knight’, Ficus Elastica Decora Rubra

Growing Difficulty​​



Low / Partial / Bright



Growth Rate


Pet Friendly


Air Purifying



‘Black Prince’ Rubber Plant or Ficus Elastica Burgundy has very dark green glossy leaves, the stems and underside of the leaves have a burgundy tone. It is one of the best air purifying plants. It is great at removing toxins from the air, and will survive infrequent watering and low light.

Not only does it purify the indoor air but also regulates the humidity level of air conditioned rooms. It is a very popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus. This is one of the few houseplants that can take direct sunlight. But do not place it from low light to direct sunlight. They will get scorched so move them gradually.


For the indoor grower looking for a tree type plant species with attractive foliage which can grow from 1ft to over 8ft tall, this is an excellent choice. In its natural habitat it grows over 30 metres tall, however, the varieties grown indoors are a much more manageable height. The Ficus Elastica Burgundy is all about having a small tree indoors with broad shiny attractive leaves.

When it is about 1 – 2ft tall it’s well suited sitting as a centrepiece on a table, on a shelf, or on a windowsill, but once it begins to grow above 3ft it looks great standing next to the television area or near door entrances. Once the plant begins to mature and grow in height it’s common to train and support the trunk and branches by staking or tying them back to keep them growing upright.

Package description

  • One ‘Black Prince’ rubber plant ~ 8 – 14 inch
  • One plastic pot ~ 11cm

Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant

  • Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
  • Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
  • Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not over water it.