Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' - Rubber Plant 50cm
Ficus Tineke in nursery Pot ϕ-17cm x h-16cm (please note that decorative basket from the picture is not included)
Ficus Elastica 'Tineke'- a beautiful variegated variety of the traditional Rubber Plant with big glossy leaves, shades of green and cream make this guy a real eye-catcher! Ficus are still such a popular choice for a houseplant! They remain of of the most frequent plants to be displayed in homes and have never lost their popularity over the decades.
Light: prefers bright, indirect light but does cope quite well in lower light conditions.
Water: Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not over water as this will cause leaf drop.
Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.
Humidity: No specific requirements, although the occasional misting wouldn't go amiss.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Care tips: Insufficient light or incorrect watering can trigger leaf drop. Adjust as necessary and your plant should quickly recover. Wipe the leaves occasionally with a damp cloth to prevent dust accumulation. Note: Ficus contains sticky latex which can be an irritant, therefore wash your hands if any comes into contact with your skin.
Air Purifying: This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.
Height and Growth Rate: In their native environment, Ficus elastica Robusta can grow to many metres tall. As an indoor house plant, it is up to you: simply trim to maintain your desired height. Typical indoor heights are anything from 30cm to 2m. Moderate to fast growing.
Toxicity: Considered poisonous due to the latex in the sap, therefore keep away from children and animals. Avoid this plant if you have a latex allergy. Contains allergens that may result in asthma symptoms.
Origin: India and Indonesia.