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Ficus elastica 'Tineke' (Rubber plant 'Tineke')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
10m
Max height
10m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ficus elastica 'Tineke'

Other names

Rubber plant 'Tineke'

Genus

Ficus Ficus

Variety or Cultivar

'Tineke' _ 'Tineke' is a tender, evergreen tree, often grown as an indoor plant, with red leaf stalks bearing elliptic, mottled dark-green leaves with irregular cream to pale yellow margins.


Ficus elastica 'Tineke' is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Foliage

Dark-green, Cream, Variegated, Pale-yellow in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects , Thrips Mealybugs , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects , Thrips

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Layering


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Where to grow

Ficus elastica 'Tineke' (Rubber plant 'Tineke') will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 10m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in a frost-free area in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Protect from wind. Grow under glass in loam-based compost with added bark chips in full or filtered light. In growth, water moderately & feed with a high-nitrogen fertiliser once a month.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Ficus elastica 'Tineke'

Other names

Rubber plant 'Tineke'

Genus

Ficus Ficus

Variety or Cultivar

'Tineke' _ 'Tineke' is a tender, evergreen tree, often grown as an indoor plant, with red leaf stalks bearing elliptic, mottled dark-green leaves with irregular cream to pale yellow margins.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright


Colour

Foliage

Dark-green, Cream, Variegated, Pale-yellow in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects , Thrips

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ficus elastica 'Tineke' (Rubber plant 'Tineke') will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 10m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in a frost-free area in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Protect from wind. Grow under glass in loam-based compost with added bark chips in full or filtered light. In growth, water moderately & feed with a high-nitrogen fertiliser once a month.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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