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Rubber Plant 'Tineke'

Ficus elastica 'Tineke'

Also known as

India Rubber Fig 'Tineke', India Rubber Plant 'Tineke', Variegated Ficus elastica, Variegated Rubber Plant

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of a green and white variegated Ficus elastica 'Tineke' plant
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Rubber Plant 'Tineke' Overview

Ficus elastica 'Tineke' is a tender evergreen tree species. It produces oval, glossy, leathery, dark green leaves flushed with green and cream variegation. On mature trees grown in open conditions, F. elastica can reach heights of over 30 m. They can produce oblong, yellow fruits from small white flowers with yellow centres. More often it's grown as a houseplant, rarely flowering or fruiting in household conditions. This houseplant wants to be in bright, indirect sunlight. Too much sun may harm the leaves, too little and your plant won't grow much! Place it somewhere it receives a couple of hours of direct sun at most. Rubber plants like a moist, freely draining potting mix, using sand or perlite to improve drainage. Check if it needs a drink regularly and water when the pot feels light. It does well with being a bit pot-bound, so keep this in mind when re-potting.

Common problems with Rubber Plant 'Tineke'

How to harvest Rubber Plant 'Tineke'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Rubber Plant 'Tineke'


Propagate by air layering.


Root semi-ripe cuttings or leaf-bud cuttings in spring or summer.

Special features of Rubber Plant 'Tineke'

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant