Ficus Elastica 'Tineke'. Variegated Rubber Plant. .
The Ficus Elastica 'Tineke', more commonly known as the Rubber Plant is native to India and Indonesia but in the UK is grown as a very stylish and modern looking houseplant. A relatively new variation 'Tineke' has large, broad leaves in striking tones of cream and green. Newly emerging leaves have a blush of burgundy colour which fades as they mature.
One of the most effective plants for filtering and purifying air, this very 'trendy' plant is a great for providing a focal point in either office or home. Easy to care for, liking bright indirect light but coping relatively well with lower light conditions and even withstanding a certain amount of neglect. May be placed outside during summer. Please be aware the sap can be an irritant.
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FICUS ELASTICA 'TINEKE'. Variegated Rubber Plant.
Latin Name: Ficus Elastica 'Tineke'.
Common Name: Variegated Rubber Plant.
Origin: India and Indonesia.
Hardiness: Protect from frost and drafts.
Growth Characteristics: Evergreen tree. Large leaves with leathery texture. Striking variegated leaves. Easy to care for. Turn plant regularly to avoid it leaning towards light source. Air purifying plant.
Sunlight: Bright indirect light. Can cope with lower light conditions.
Exposure: Indoor Houseplant.
Soil: Rich. Well drained soil.
Moisture: Keep moist but do not overwater. Allow top inch of soil to dry before re-watering. Mist leaves occasionally. Wipe leaves with a damp sponge or cloth to keep foliage glossy.
Feeding: Feed once a month through summer with a half strength liquid feed.
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