Plant Care Guide: Rubber Plant Tineke

Rubber Plant "Tineke" // Ficus Elastica "Tineke"

The Rubber Plant Tineke is one hell of a looker. Her variegated leaves make her stand out from the crowd and bright, indirect light will keep her variegations looking big and creamy. Help your plant pal remove toxins from the air by wiping down the leaves with a damp cloth when they're looking a little dusty.

Beginner's Bestie
Bright indirect light is ideal, but can tolerate low light
Not pet friendly if ingested
Water once the top few cm of soil has dried out


Love notes

Keep your plant pal nourished and supported with a good quality plant food like We The Wild Grow Concentrate and We The Wild Support Pellets. These powerful plant essentials will keep your plants happy, strong and resilient, and will reward you with new growth a'plenty! 
These beauties are more tolerant than most indoor plants to normal indoor humidity levels, but will still appreciate a mist every so often, and don't forget to wipe down those leaves when they're looking a little dusty. You can also spray with We The Wild Protect Spray every couple of weeks to keep leaves looking lush and healthy. 
Follow the recommended advise on watering above - if unsure, a Moisture Meter could be your secret weapon! This handy tool will show you exactly how dry your soil is to avoid any over or under watering fails. 
To ensure your new bestie gets enough drainage, we recommend keeping them in a nursery pot and displaying in a cover pot. If you do want to pot up your plant, make sure your decorative pot has a drainage hole and you've removed the plug. 
Rotate your rubber plant every so often to keep them looking full, and be sure to keep them away from cold drafts, heating and air conditioning units as they're not huge fans of drastic temperature changes. If her new leaves start losing their cream colour, it's a sign your houseplant hun needs some brighter, indirect light. 
Overwatering is the biggest killer of rubber plants, so if you see those leaves turning limp and yellow, check the soil moisture and make sure you're only watering when the top few cm of soil have dried out. 

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