A popular variety of ficus, the Ficus elastica 'Tineke' is arguably easier to care for than its infamous relative the Fiddle Leaf Fig, and has beautiful pink, green, and white variegation on its thick, shiny leaves. Native to southeast Asia, it does best in bright light with weekly waterings when the potting mix is bone dry. In its home habitat, Ficus elastica are sometimes used to make living bridges! This is because they are elastic and can produce pliable aerial roots.
• Light: Provide bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top few centimeters of soil feels bone dry
• Considerations: Ficus can be finicky plants, and tend to drop leaves when stressed. Avoid moving your plant once positioned
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Ficus elastica 'Tineke' that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 17cm nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.