Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica 'Tineke')

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica 'Tineke')
Mature Height 6-8 feet
Mature Width 4-6 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Every 1-2 weeks)
Growth Rate 6 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time N/A
Origin Native to India

Embrace the elegance of the Ficus Elastica 'Tineke', often referred to as the Tineke Rubber Plant or Indian Rubber Tree. This captivating variant stands out with its variegated leaves that boast creamy white centers, surrounded by a frame of rich green with hints of rosy pink, offering a delightful contrast that enchants plant enthusiasts.

How to Grow

The Tineke Rubber Plant favors bright, indirect light to maintain its vibrant variegation but can adjust to medium light conditions. A potting mix that drains well is ideal, paired with a container that provides ample drainage. While it's predominantly an indoor plant, it can also thrive outdoors in USDA zones 10-12, given the right conditions.

Care Tips

Watering should be consistent, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between sessions. During its dormant winter phase, reduce the watering frequency. To keep its leaves vibrant and dust-free, gently wipe them with a damp cloth occasionally. If the indoor environment is dry, consider boosting humidity through misting or using a humidifier.

Uses

The Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' serves as a magnificent centerpiece in homes, office spaces, or even enclosed patios. Its striking variegated foliage complements both contemporary and traditional decor, adding a touch of botanical elegance wherever it's placed.

Planting Tips

For potting, choose a container that ensures good drainage. A general-purpose potting mix, possibly amended with perlite for enhanced drainage, works well. If grown outdoors, position the plant in a location where it's protected from direct afternoon sun and harsh environmental elements.

Maintenance

Rotate the plant periodically towards the light source to encourage uniform growth. Trim any yellow or damaged leaves to keep the plant looking fresh and to stimulate healthy growth.

 
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