Rubber Plant Melany (Ficus Melany)
Styled in Sunday Pots: Stone
A stunning plant that has very glossy leaves which are greenish burgundy in colour. The Melany are more compact than other varieties of rubber plants. The glossy, dark burgundy leaves grow inside a sheath which grows larger as the new leaf develops. When the leaf matures it will unfurl, dropping the sheath off the plant. A wonderful indoor houseplant that is simple to care for.
Botanical Name / Plant Group
Size (Can grow to)
The Melany remain a bit smaller than the traditional varieties of rubber plants. Max Growth Width — 1m & Growth Height — 1m
They grow well in a warm sunny position but don't like the scorching sun. Even though the Ficus elastica is drought tolerant they do prefer humid tropical conditions.
Water with moderate amounts of water during the warmer months and only when you notice the soil starting to dry in the colder months. They are drought tolerant and frost sensitive