Ficus Tineke Rubber House Plant 6cm Pot
Ficus Tineke, also known as Ficus elastica Tineke or variegated rubber plant, is a popular houseplant known for its attractive variegated foliage. Here are some care tips to help you keep your Ficus Tineke healthy and thriving:
Light: Ficus Tineke prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light levels, but it may not grow as quickly or produce as much variegation. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves.
Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Do not let the soil completely dry out between watering, but avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot.
Humidity: Ficus Tineke prefers higher humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing a humidifier near the plant or by placing a tray of water near the plant. You can also mist the leaves regularly to help increase humidity.
Temperature: Ficus Tineke prefers temperatures between 60-75°F (16-24°C). Keep the plant away from drafts and cold windows.
Fertilizer: You can fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Do not fertilize during the dormant season (fall and winter).
Pruning: You can prune the plant to control its size and shape or to remove any damaged or yellowing leaves. This will also help promote new growth and variegation.
Pests: Ficus Tineke can be prone to spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Inspect the plant regularly and treat any pests promptly with an appropriate insecticide.
Soil: Ficus Tineke prefers a well-draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. You can use a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil to create a soil mix that is well-draining and nutrient-rich.
Following these care tips will help your Ficus Tineke thrive and stay healthy, allowing you to enjoy its beautiful variegated foliage for years to come.
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