The Ficus Decora 'Melanie' (aka Rubber Tree) is a gorgeous houseplant native to South America.
Care: It will grow best with consistent, bright, filtered light—which produces the dark, burgundy color of the leaves. Many people put their rubber trees near a window where the light is filtered through a pair of sheer curtains. Water when the top inch of the soil becomes dry, then thoroughly drench until the water drains into the saucer. Empty the saucer if the water level is high so not to drown the roots.