OZZY - BLACK PRINCE FICUS - FICUS ELASTICA
Ozzy is a Black Price Rubber Ficus - Ficus Elastica. He is a relatively easy care dude, and has gorgeous black-purple leaf. He grows tall over time, and the smaller ones are table-top plants in the 10-14" range, and the larger ones are quite tall. We usually need to special order the taller ones. The 6" pot usually has a gorgeous multi-stemmed plant that ranges 14-24".
Light: Ozzy the Rubber Tree will grow best with consistent, bright, filtered light—which produces the dark, burgundy color of the leaves. He hates, like most ficuses, to be moved. So find him a spot and leave him there. Many people put their rubber trees near a window where the light is filtered through a pair of sheer curtains. This plant tolerates low light, but the leaves will fade to a light green color. However, if the plant gets less light while growing, the leaves will actually become larger!
Water - Water when the top 1" of soil becomes dry, then thoroughly drench until the water drains into the saucer, or the soil is fully wet. Never let water pool. If you can tip him to the side and it puddles, drain it off, and use a towel to blot his soil.