Ficus Tineke 'India Rubber Plant'

Description

The Ficus Tineke 'India Rubber Plant' is a popular  houseplant that is recognizable for its thick and rubbery oblong leaves with white and green-yellow variegation. This is the variegated version of the standard ‘Rubber Tree’, which means it will grow slower then the rest of your collection. It can adapt to most indirect lighting conditions and can even go outside in the summertime, and it needs high humidity for best growth.  

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Ficus Tineke
  • Common Name:  India Rubber Plant
  • Family: Moraceae
  • Native Range: Southeastern Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Can adapt to most lighting conditions, providing indirect
  • Water: Allow soil dry between waterings. Avoid overwatering 
  • Humidity:  High humidity with frequent misting
  • Temperature: 50-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding:  Fertilize using a general-purpose fertilizer diluted to half strength every four weeks in spring and summer 
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth: Upright
  • Pests: Look out for aphids, scale insects, and mealy bugs 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

 

What to Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information.