Variegated Rubber Tree - Ficus elastica 'Tineke' - British Grown

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Scientific Name
Ficus elastica (springy fig) 'Tineke'

Common Name
India Rubber Plant/ Tree/ Fig, Rubber Fig, Rubber Bush

Origin
Native to Asia, from the Himalayas to Malaysia, Sumatra and Java

Description
The Ficus elastica grows like a miniature tree, with its broad, many-shaded leaves branching off a central stem. Its variegated leaves, in shades of cream, olive and forest green, with red-tinged veins, make it out as a standout shrub, an ideal centrepiece or sideboard plant which will add interest to any room.

Light

Thrives in bright, indirect light; if the light is not bright enough it will start to lose its variegation.

Water

Allow the top half of the soil to dry out between watering; the pot will also be lighter at this point. Reduce even further in winter as the water will evaporate less.

Humidity
Likes high humidity; your plant will appreciate a mist or the addition of a humidity tray!

Soil

Use a well-draining soil mix. Repot every three years in the spring as the plant grows.

Food
Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Temperature

Ideal temperature is 18-26°C; make sure it does not get colder than 12°C in winter.

Pet-safe
No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Keep an eye out for lower-leaf loss; this will tell you if your plant is in too dark a location, and therefore too full of water, and if you spot it can help you reduce stress on your plant!



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Decorative pots are sold separately and can be found here.

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Mara

gorgeous and very hardy so far