Add To Your WishlistFicus Elastica Tineke



  • Description

    Owning a Rubber Plant is all about the retro-chic of broad, shiny leaves and Ficus Elastica Tineke is a modern twist on the classic.  It has the big glossy leaves but the shades of green and cream make this variety a real eye-catcher.


    Height:

    Small - 12 x 30 cm 

    Ficus Elastica Tineke Care:


    Light: Ficus elastica Tineke 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 moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause leaf drop.

    Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.

    Humidity: No specific requirements.

    Feed: Apply a weak dose of 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 sap 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.

    Height and Growth Rate: In their native environment, Ficus elastica Robusta can grow to many meters 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, therefore keep away from children and animals.

    Origin: India and Indonesia.