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Ficus Elastica 'Tineke'

Ficus Elastica 'Tineke'

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Description: Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' is a striking variety of rubber plant prized for its bold, variegated leaves. Belonging to the Moraceae family, this evergreen tree is native to tropical regions and thrives in warm, humid climates. The 'Tineke' variety is named for its unique foliage, featuring shades of green, cream, and pink, which add a pop of color and visual interest to indoor spaces. With its low-maintenance nature and tolerance of indoor conditions, Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' is an excellent choice for adding a touch of tropical elegance to any home or garden.

🌿 Botanical Name: Ficus elastica 'Tineke' (Ficus Elastica 'Tineke')

💧 Care Level: Easy. Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' is relatively low-maintenance and adapts well to indoor growing conditions.

📏 Size: Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' can reach a height and spread of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) when grown indoors, and larger when grown outdoors in suitable climates.

☀️ Light: Place Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' in bright, indirect light. It thrives in bright, filtered sunlight and prefers protection from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day. If grown indoors, place it near a south- or west-facing window where it can receive ample sunlight without being exposed to direct rays.

💧 Water: Water Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' regularly to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the plant's needs, being careful not to overwater.

💦 Humidity: Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly or placing a humidifier nearby, especially in dry indoor environments.

🌡️ Temperature: Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations, as extreme conditions can stress the plant.

🌱 Soil: Plant Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand or bark works well. Ensure the soil is loose and aerated to promote healthy root growth.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the winter months, as the plant's growth slows down during this time.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Ficus Elastica 'Tineke' as needed to maintain its shape and remove any dead, damaged, or overgrown branches. Use sharp, clean pruning shears to make precise cuts, and avoid cutting into healthy green tissue.

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