Tineke has all the wonderful benefits of its sister “Decora” but with the added wow factor. The thick paddle-shaped leaves are decorated with splashes of; khaki green, dark green, and patches of cream/white.
Regardless of what name you call it by Belize, Tri-colour, or Tineke, it is a stunning plant. Because of its cream coloring, this Rubber Tree will be slower growing than its single-colored sisters. You may notice that new leaves will appear a soft blush color around the edges, this will fade as the leaves mature.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6"
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 8-22" depending on grow pot size.
Plant Care Level: Easy
Because of its cream coloring, this Rubber Tree will be slower growing than its single-colored sisters.
Ficus 'Tineke' Care Tips
How to care for information:
- Ensure you are following a consistent watering routine. Sometimes when a ficus plant is moved, it will go into shock causing it to lose leaves. Don’t worry as this is only temporary. If you find a spot with bright light, keep it there.
- Try not to let the plant become super dried out stage as the very dry soil then wet soil action can result in edema which is essentially moisture stress. Keep a consistent watering routine.
- Sometimes when new leaves cannot become fully developed, it means there is a lack of nutrients or sunlight.
The Ficus 'Tineke' Story
Where is it from?
The Ficus 'Tineke' is from Southeastern Asia.
Who is the Ficus 'Tineke'?
The thick paddle-shaped leaves are decorated with splashes of; khaki green, dark green, and patches of cream/white. Regardless of what name you call it by Belize, Tricolor, or Tineke, it is a stunning plant.
Good For You!
Sleep? This plant definitely promotes healthy sleep. Plants create an environment that is calming and soothing.
Breath? The Ficus family is known for its air-purifying qualities.
Is the Ficus 'Tineke' the right plant for me?
Luckily, this Ficus doesn’t require the same amount of love most Ficus plants do. This one is more hardy and far more adaptable to low lighting than say the Fiddle Leaf Fig! You can place this beautiful plant in any space in your home. If you want to colors to really pop, place the Tineke in a bright location. Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering. Keep a consistent watering routine - never let the plant completely dry out.
Pet Friendly: No, this plant is not pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: Living Room, Bedroom, Office Plants