Ficus elastica 'Tineke' (Rubber plant)
In this mix
- A warm, sunny room
- Height on delivery approx. 45cm (18in); can grow to 1.8m (6ft) or more
- Common name
- Rubber plant
- Let compost dry slightly before watering
- Typically 75cm (30in) once mature
A rubber plant with a difference: the leaves have creamy variegation with a pink tinge to their stems, veins and new shoots. Photographed here in extra large Blue Copenhagen Pot. Caution for pets.
Happiest in a sunny room with no cold draughts. Make sure the compost dries out slightly between waterings - overwatering is the most common problem with rubber plants. Clean the leaves occasionally to remove dust.