The Ficus Melany

The Ficus Melany, also known as Ficus elastica ‘Melany’, is a striking variety of rubber plant renowned for its glossy, deep burgundy leaves that add a touch of drama and elegance to any indoor space. Originating from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, this stunning plant is cherished for its robust nature and ability to thrive in low-light conditions, making it a perfect choice for adding a pop of color to dimly lit rooms.

With its broad, leathery leaves and upright growth habit, the Ficus Melany commands attention as a centrepiece or focal point in a room. Its rich, velvety foliage creates a striking contrast against light-coloured walls or furnishings, making it a versatile and eye-catching addition to any decor style. Whether placed in a living room, office, or bedroom, the Ficus Melany effortlessly infuses the space with a touch of sophistication and botanical beauty.


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Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

The Ficus Melany

Latin Name (Plants only)

Ficus elastica 'Melany'


Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, allowing excess water to drain away. Reduce watering during the winter months when growth slows down


Ficus Melany plants thrive in high humidity environments. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing the plant on a tray filled with water and pebbles. Avoid placing it near drafts or vents that may dry out the air.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed


Ficus Melany plants prefer temperatures between 15-24°C. Avoid exposing them to temperatures below 10°C or sudden temperature fluctuations.

Light Requirements

Ficus Melany plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Place them near a window where they can receive filtered light throughout the day. While they can tolerate low-light conditions, avoid placing them in direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

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