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Ficus elastica 'Tineke'/Tineke Rubber Tree

Ficus elastica 'Tineke' / Ficus elastica 'Tineke'
Striking variegated green and white variegated foliage with a blush of burgundy
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Striking variegated green and white variegated foliage with a blush of burgundy

Close-up image of the colorful foliage of this rubber plant

Foliage with even more variegations than in previous images

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Scientific Name: Ficus elastica 'Tineke'
Common Name: Tineke Rubber Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a relatively new selection of the rubber tree that sports interesting green and white variegated leaves with overtones of burgundy. Rubber plants are popular for interior plantings, but most places do not have sufficient natural light to keep plants growing well. Leaf drop is a common problem in poorly lighted interiors. This selection has the same pests as the more common green rubber plant -- scale insects, aphids, mealy bugs, and spider mites. Pests are very troublesome when plants are growing in stressful conditions like poor light conditions. Use a commercial potting mix for interior plants and keep the soil only slightly moist to the touch for best results.