Rubber Plant Tineke, also known as Ficus elastica, is distinguishable by its patterned leaves of varying shades including, green, white, pink or red. To help the leaves maintain their variety of colours, keep the plant in bright, indirect sunlight. Belonging to the fig family, Moraceae, these plants don't just look good, they also help to clean the air of pollutants. Rubber Plants can be enjoyed as small to medium indoor house plants by restricting them to smaller pots or grown to become a focal point as a stunning indoor tree. Take good care of your plant, and it can grow to staggering heights!
- This plant needs filtered or dappled sunlight. You would want to place it in a well-lit room with windows, but away from direct light. A sunny window with sheer curtains is also a good idea.
- During the growing season (Summer) it is best to keep the soil evenly moist. Water regularly- once a week or once every five days. During the dormant season, water once the soil feels dry to the touch.