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Ficus tineke 'Ruby'

Ficus tineke 'Ruby'

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Ficus elastica 'Ruby' is a species of plant in the Moraceae family. It’s known as the 'the rubber plant' because of its sticky latex sap that dries into a low quality rubber. New growth on this tree will have beautiful pink, green, red, and yellow variegated leaves. Some people describe the pattern on each leave as “blended watercolors.”

  • FAQ about Ficus tineke 'Ruby':
    • How fast does a Tineke rubber tree grow?
      • The Ficus tineke 'Ruby' is a quickly growing species, a rubber tree has the potential to gain 24 inches in height during a growing season.
    • Do Tineke rubber trees need direct sunlight?
      • Tineke rubber trees like to be in soil with a good amount of moisture, so avoid placing it somewhere drying, such as near a drafty window, vent, heater, or in direct sunlight. Bright, indirect light is ideal for growing any rubber tree.
    • Do Tineke rubber trees like to be root bound?
      • Tineke rubber trees do not like to be root bound. When a rubber tree is root bound, it is prone to stunted growth, droopy leaves, and lack of oxygen and water supply in the plant leading to various other issues.
    • Can you propagate a Tineke rubber tree?
      • Tineke rubber trees can be readily propagated by stem or leaf cuttings. They are very easy plants to grow and have a high rate of propagating success.
    • What comes in the box?
      • One Ficus tineke 'Ruby' in an 8" grow pot. Ceramic planter sold separately.