'Tineke' Rubber Plant / Ficus elastica

Easy Care
Bright Indirect Light

A popular and easy plant that produces stunning variegated leaves and a pinkish tint. Requires more bright light to keep its color. Yes, this is the variegated version of the India rubber plant that produced rubber in the early part of the 20th century! Scientific name is Ficus elastica.

Air Purifying Yes - Top air purifying plant recommended by NASA
Yes toxic to cats & dogs (ASPCA); humans.
Common or Rare
Tineke is less common
South Asia and SE Asia

How do you care for this plant?

Care Easy
Light Bright indirect light
Keep moist in growing season; likes humidity

What are some design and styling suggestions?

This variegated rubber with its pinkish tint would be awesome against a red brick wall or soft pink wall paper/paint color. Great to mix in with your pink plants. Place in bright, indirect light - for example, 5' from a southern window to keep its leaves from burning.

More care instructions provided with each plant purchase. All plants purchased late in the week will be shipped out on Mondays. Ceramic pot pictured not included with purchase.