Botanical Name: Ficus Elastica 'Tineke'
Common Name: Tineke Rubber Tree, Variegated Rubber Tree
Give it sunshine, love and whisper sweet lilttle nothings to it's leaves (optional) and it'll be happy. (Novice)
The leaves of the Tineke rubber tree are thick and waxy in texture, that sports stunning green and white variegated leaves with overtones of burgundy. Large oval leaves with pointed tips are the shining feature of this plant, as they grow off a relatively narrow trunk. In low light conditions, leaves will fade to light green, and will not have as much variegation -- but they’ll also become larger!
Burgundy rubber trees can vary from 0.3m to 2.5m (1-8ft) in height. Get this one in the perfect spot and it’ll grow quickly, but be advised that it doesn’t like being moved frequently. Depending on its size when purchased, it’s possible to see your Burgundy Rubber Tree double in size in one year.
Moderate to bright indirect light -- put it in the window if you’re facing north or east; otherwise, keep this one at least 1 metre from the window. Many people compromise by putting their Burgundy rubber trees by a bright window that stays covered with sheer curtains. If you’re planning to place this one windowside, keep in mind that it won’t do well in cooler temperatures.
Burgundy rubber trees like a moist soil, but they’re also susceptible to root rot. Water thoroughly when the top 2-4 inches of soil are dry.
Choose a potting soil that is well-draining: a soil with a mixture of sand (or perlite), peat, and pine bark is ideal.
Mildly toxic: Ingestion (a lot) may cause irritation (mouth and stomach) and vomiting
As above for the furbabes, too.*
*According to the ASPCA
Rubber Tree -Tineke 4"
This Rubber Tree -Tineke comes in a 4" plastic growers pot.
*All plants vary, and may not be exactly as pictured.