Tineke Rubber Tree

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  • Striking Tri-Colored Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Above Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 10 Feet

Tineke Rubber Tree, or Ficus elastica ‘Tineke’, is a stunning variegated variety of rubber trees on the market. It has glossy, tri-colored, variegated foliage in green, white, and cream with splashes of pink and burgundy. Its lovely leaves grow to nearly a foot in length and 6 inches wide. Grown in its natural environment, it can exceed heights of over 50 feet tall. 

Best Locations For Growing Tineke Rubber Tree

Maintain Tineke in average consistent room temperatures; its ideal native growing temperatures are between 60-95 degrees F. Consider adding a humidifier to increase moisture in the air. Tineka Rubber Tree enjoys bright indirect light. Avoid placing it in cold drafty areas or near heating air vents during winter months. 

Tineke Rubber Tree Sunlight Requirements

Place Tineke in a location that has bright indirect light for at least 6 hours per day. Although Tineke Rubber Tree will adjust to lower lighting conditions, it will develop less creamy variegation on its new leaves. 

Tineke Rubber Tree Care

Be sure to plant this variegated rubber tree in loose, well-draining, well-aerated soil in a pot with adequate drainage holes. Its large leaves can collect dust, so carefully wiping both sides of the leaves with a damp cloth each month is helpful. Rotating the pot monthly will keep your Tineke Rubber Tree growing in a balanced shape. 

Watering Tineke Rubber Tree

Take care not to overwater Tineke Rubber Tree. If the roots sit in water, they can suffer from root rot, and fungus gnats can become an issue. Water your plant when the top inch of soil is dry during the spring and summer growing season, and scale back watering during winter months.

Feeding Tineke Rubber Tree

You can feed your Rubber Tree with a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 10-10-10 during the warmer summer months. Apply the feed at half the manufacturer’s recommended strength.

Tineke Rubber Tree Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Above Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 10 feet
Mature Spread: 6 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Variegated, White, Sage and Emerald Green
Temperature: 60° - 95°F (16° - 35°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Tineke Rubber Tree
Other Name(s): Variegated Rubber Tree
Scientific Name: Ficus elastica 'Tineke'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Tineke Rubber Tree Show Reviews

  • 5
    I'm pretty impressed!

    Posted by Steven Hunter on Jun 14, 2023

    The plant arrived in great condition, thanks to their top-notch packaging. It was securely wrapped and protected during shipping.