Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' | Rubber Ficus

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Also called rubber plant for the look of its thick, shiny foliage. This new variety of the Ficus Elastica family is very popular for its variegated foliage of white, yellow and pink. Due to the size of the leaves, it is important to wipe it regularly with a damp paper, to avoid harmful insects. The new leaves are wrapped in a red sheath, the pale and light coloring brightens up the most mundane rooms. Like all fig trees, it does not like to be moved! From the same family, the elastica variety is one of the easiest to care for.

Caution, handle with care! This plant contains latex, may cause irritation in contact with skin and eyes. Risk of toxicity in case of ingestion, for animals.

  • Family: Moraceae.
  • Origin: Southeast Asia.
  • Watering:
    • Spring to fall: Allow the first third of the soil to dry out between waterings.
    • Winter: Let the soil dry out completely between waterings.
  • Ambient humidity: Moderate.
  • Type of soil: Rich, but very draining.
    • Avoid water remaining in the saucer.
  • Brightness: Moderate to high.
    • Orientation: East, West or slightly away from a south window.
  • Rapid growth.
  • Temperature: Hot, never below 12ᵒC and avoid drafts.
    • Between 15ᵒC and 25ᵒC.

Diameter of the pot: 11 cm.

Grown in Quebec.

Like nature, each plant is unique. Natural articles are all different and may contain irregularities.

The decorative pot is not included.