Ficus Elastica Tineke

Introduction

Ficus Elastica Tineke is also known as rubber plant variegata, rubber tree.

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Summary

๐Ÿ’ชdifficultyintermediate
โ˜€๏ธlightbright
๐ŸŒŠwateroften
๐ŸŒฟleaf sizebig
๐ŸŒˆleaf colormono
๐Ÿ“heighttall

Rubber Plant Variegata care

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    Light exposure

    The Red Ruby Tree will grow best with consistent, bright, filtered light. This specie has white on its leaves so it means those parts can't handle light. Because of this, the Rubber Plant should be exposed to a high lighted environment.

    East and south facing windows are perfects for this ficus.

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    Watering

    Keep soil evenly moist. Use a pot with a drainage hole, water thoroughly, then empty drainage tray. Be careful not to overwater, which will cause root rot. Drooping yellow leaves are a symptom of overwatering.

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    Humidity

    As a native to the tropics, your Rubber Tree will appreciate humid environments but it gets used to average humidity.

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    Fertilizer

    Feed monthly with a well-balanced liquid fertilizer when the plant is actively growing. It's not necessary to feed a your Rubber Plant during the winter and fall.

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    Tips

    • Mist the leaves to increase humidity.
    • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.

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