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Ficus 'Tineke'

Ficus 'Tineke'

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The Ficus 'Tineke' is an elegant and visually striking houseplant, appreciated for its variegated green and cream leaves with a hint of rosy pinkt. This plant exhibits a well-balanced and upright growth habit, with leaves unfurling from the central stem. At full maturity, the 'Tineke' Ficus attains a height of approximately 2-3 feet, but it has the potential to grow even taller with the right care.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Ficus elastica

Common: Ficus Tineke, Tineke Rubber Tree, Rubber Tree, Rubber Fig

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Ficus plants are known for dropping leaves when they experience a change in environment or stress. Don't be alarmed; just give the plant some time to adjust.
  • Ficus plants prefer a consistent light source and can react negatively to sudden changes in light conditions. Try to keep your Ficus in a spot where it will receive consistent light throughout the day.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Moraceae family, also known as the mulberry or fig family, is a large family of deciduous or evergreen plants that includes over 1,000 species.
  • Ficus plants are native to various regions, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
  • The term "Rubber Plant" is due to the plant's sap contains a latex-like substance that was once used as a source of natural rubber, although it is not the primary source of commercial rubber today.
  • The latex-like sap serves various functions for the plant, including sealing off wounds to prevent water loss and deterring herbivores.
  • It's worth noting that this sap can be irritating to the skin and eyes and is toxic if ingested, so handle with care.
  • Ficus plants are known for their air-purifying qualities, making them a healthy addition to your home or office.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance
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Kristen
Ficus Tineke

I love my ficus tineke and the variegation is gorgeous!!

Hi Kristen! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are very happy to hear you love your plant! The tineke is definitely a beautiful and unique plant. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out!