With a distinctive green and cream pattern on it's leaves, the Ficus elastica 'Tineke' is a popular variety of Rubber plant that looks great in any home.
Light conditions: indirect, bright light (for example not on a windowsill that gets direct sun at any point in the day)
Neediness: can stand a little unintentional neglect, however it's large waxy leaves need occasional dusting with a damp cloth
Watering: will survive periods of time without water, but only water when the soil is dry to touch - get it wrong and this plant will let you know by dropping it's leaves
Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms and studies
Rate of growth: in the right conditions grows quickly - don't be alarmed but this plant has been known to grow over 30m tall!
Temperature: avoid cold draughts and keep at a normal room temperature
Pets: this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. See our range of pet friendly plants if your pet is prone to nibbling.
Sizing: Small W14cm x H45cm, Large W17cm x H60cm
Also known as: Rubber Plant
All our plants come with a beautiful keepsake postcard with care instructions so you'll never kill your houseplant again!
If someone is lucky enough to be receiving this plant as a gift, don't forget to enter your gift message at the basket and we'll add a free handwritten card with your order (also we won't include any paperwork with prices on!).
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