My names Ficus elastica 'Melany' but people call me the rubber plant. I've been a popular houseplant since the Victorian times and now there's lots more interesting varieties of me too. I'm also know for my air-purifying qualities.
I’m in a 21cm pot and I'm 80cm tall.
I'm easy to care for. Try to maintain an average temperature no lower than 12°C in the winter and spray my leaves with water in the summer to keep me looking fresh!
Please avoid any sudden drops in the temperature or cold draughts as I may lose leaves :(
LOOKING AFTER ME
I don't need too much water so just water when my soil is dry to touch. Put me in a spot with bright but indirect light. A few hours of morning sun won't do me no harm either. Every so often wash my leaves with a damp cloth to keep me shiny.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
I can be toxic to pets and children. Keep me out the way!