Rubber Plant Melany
Ficus Elastica Melany, aka Rubber Plant Melany, is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus. It has highly glossy leaves that are greenish burgundy in colour. It is unusual in that it is more compact than other varieties of rubber plants. Belonging to the fig family, Moraceae, it was used for its latex sap to make rubber before synthetics were made available. Rubber plants make excellent houseplants, as they are low-light tolerant, and help clean the indoor air from pollutants.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.