Plant Care Rubber Plant 'Melany'

Rubber Plant 'Melany'

About Rubber Plant 'Melany'

Ficus elastica, more commonly known as the rubber tree, has a white, milky latex that is a source of natural rubber. They’ve also been shown to have excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. The aerial roots of the rubber tree have been used to create incredible living bridges in India. The bridges get stronger over time as the roots slowly fuse together, and some are over a hundred years old! 🌉


Ficus elastica 'Melany'

How to care for Rubber Plant 'Melany'


How often to water your Rubber Plant 'Melany'

Water needs for Rubber Plant 'Melany'
0.5 cups
every 9

Rubber Plant 'Melany' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Rubber Plant 'Melany'

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Rubber Plant 'Melany' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rubber Plant 'Melany': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Rubber Plant 'Melany' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Rubber Plant 'Melany' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rubber Plant 'Melany' in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Rubber Plant 'Melany'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rubber Plant 'Melany': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Rubber Plant 'Melany' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Rubber Plant 'Melany'

Rubber Plant 'Melany'

Rubber Plant 'Melany'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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