In the big three of statusy houseplants — with the fiddle-leaf fig and monstera in first and second place, respectively — this burgundy rubber tree is a less-obvious third-place choice, and today only it’s just $27 on Amazon (and will ship straight to your front door). Whether you’re an experienced plant parent, or have just taken up indoor gardening during the pandemic, the rubber tree is easy to care for — it just needs water and lots of indirect sunlight — and grows quickly: roughly two feet per growing season (meaning that by the next time you have anyone over, it’ll likely be a full-blown floor plant). Plus, while most of us are still primarily cooped up inside, the burgundy-toned plant will do more than zhuzh up your work-from-home setup: Houseplants are known to purify your air, reduce anxiety, and even improve concentration, all welcome antidotes to this stressful time. If this one catches your eye, don’t dillydally: This deal expires at the end of the day.
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