Ficus Tineke


Add natural beauty to your space with this stunning, long-lived, variegated houseplant! Tineke Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica Tineke) flaunts gorgeous gray-green leaves irregularly edged in creamy white. It’s more easy-going about light and water than its cousin, Fiddleleaf Fig. This makes Tineke an ideal choice if you like something similar but is more forgiving. This easy-care houseplant will be delivered fresh from our farm direct to your doorstep. Shipping, handling, and a heat pack (if needed) is included in the price.

  • Large, variegated leaves make this a super-trendy variety
  • Easy to grow, making it ideal for beginners and experienced plant parents
  • Can grow to a majestic 6 feet or more over the years

Light Level: Direct Sunlight

This plant loves direct sunlight. Place it by a window or on a porch that gets direct, natural light for at least a portion of the day.

Water Level: Thirsty

This plant can only go 1-2 weeks without water so check on it weekly and add water every time the top two inches of soil dry out.

Quick Tips

The more light it gets indoors, the happier it will be. It tolerates low light but looks best in a bright spot.


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Size Guide
ficus tineke foliage showcasing an example of high variagation with more cream and white patches and edges on the leaves

Plant Bio

Ficus elastica Tineke

There are several excellent varieties of variegated Rubber Tree available. Tineke is a classic that’s been around for decades. It's recently surged in popularity thanks to the creamy-white variegation on its large, thick leaves. Outdoors in frost-free areas, this tree can grow 40 feet tall. Indoors, lower-light conditions and containers restricting root development slow its growth so you can keep it a manageable size for your space.

Tineke Rubber Tree grows best in medium to bright light. Placing it within 3 to 4 feet of a large, unobstructed east- or west-facing window is often ideal. It can be supplemented – or grow entirely – under artificial lights, as well. Water as the top half or so of the potting mix dries to the touch. Provide average household temperatures and average to above-average relative humidity levels.

Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.

ficus tineke foliage showcasing an example of high variagation with more cream and white patches and edges on the leaves

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