Melany Rubber Plant
Ficus elastica 'Melany'
Pronunciation: FYE-kus ee-LASS-tih-kuh
|Description||An exciting, darkly dramatic variety of a classic houseplant. Dark, glossy green leaves have a dramatic hint of burgundy. New leaves emerge from the top of the plant in a spike-shape covered with a light-pink sheath for an extra splash of color. Can easily be kept to a small size to fit your space, or let grow into a tall statement plant to add a tropical accent to a room.|
|Light||Bright Indirect Light|
|Watering||Water when top two inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage|
|Mature Size||Reaches 6 ft. tall or taller, 2 ft. wide. Trim to maintain desired height.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Landscape Use||Container, Houseplant|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Care||Prefers bright, indirect light, but will tolerate lower light conditions. Provide well-draining potting soil. Water when the top two inches of soil is dry; overwatering can cause leaf drop. Avoid sudden drops of temperature or cold drafts. Sticky sap is poisonous and can be a skin irritant: wash off promptly if it comes in contact with your skin.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:
Grow Indoors in All Zones
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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.