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Know more about Ficus Elastica Tineke

The Ficus elastica Tineke also known as variegated rubber tree or Ficus elastica Variegata, is a popular variety of ficus known for its beautiful big and watercolor variegated foliage that looks similar to Ficus Elastica Burgundy that everyone wants to have in the living room.

Apart from its gorgeous and unique foliage, Ficus Tineke is well-known for being a plant recommended plants for beginners because it's a low-maintenance plant. Ficus elastica is a drought-tolerant (but not so much) and can handle direct sunlight for a while thanks to its thick and shiny leaves.

Ficus elastica is quite a versatile plant when it comes to light requirements, but all variegates plants will lose their variegation if placed in low light spots.

oh, I almost forget! Over time, this amazing Ficus Elastica Variegata can grow up to 10 inches as a houseplant.

Key tips for successful care

  • Place it next to an east or south-facing window with filtered light or a few feet inside
  • Make sure to only water your Ficus Elastica Variegata once half of the soil has dry out
  • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.
  • Fertilize it once a month during the growing season

Ficus Elastica Tineke care guide

The Ficus Elastica Tineke Tree will grow best with consistent, bright, filtered light even though it can handle small periods of direct sunlight thanks to its thick leaves.

As a general rule, variegated plants need way more light than regular plants and grow slower because they have less chlorophyll on their leaves which means they are not able to capture the same amount of light, so their photosynthesis will be slower.

Place your Ficus Elastica Tineke next to east and south-facing windows to give it the brightest filtered light possible. The afternoon sun is harsh, so if you can't filter the light, place it a few feet far from the window.

Video tutorials of Ficus Elastica Variegata care and tips

The video tutorials might not be about the same exact plant, but a plant of the same family, which have the same requirements.

Video created by Summer Rayne Oakes about how to take care of a ficus
Video created by Good Growing about how to take care of a ficus
Video created by Harli G about how to take care of a ficus
Video created by The Practicing Planter about how to take care of a ficus

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