This glossy tree-like plant is here to stay. Its retro-colored oval leaves that vary from burgundy to copper and deep green will take a spot in your room and make it stand out without requiring too much care. In fact, this plant requires little to no care, being a perfect choice for beginners. Plus, it is an excellent air purifier for the room, so this ficus really is one of a kind to have in your plant collection.
Ficus Elastica, part of the Moraceae family, is a rubber tree originally from India and Indonesia, but it became more popular in the West in the 70s. If put in a Mediterranean climate, the ficus can also be planted outside in the garden, but it is more likely that you will enjoy its presence as a mini decoration tree. In their natural habitat, they can grow to be real trees, but they also make nice, easy-care house plants that grow up to around 4 - 10 feet (1-3m) in size. It is proven to be toxic for pets and humans because of its latex production, so keep this in mind when you consider its position in the house.