Ficus Teneke (Ficus elastica)

$29.00 AUD

The Ficus Teneke, a variety of Ficus elastica, is a striking indoor plant known for its broad, variegated leaves. This plant is a cultivar of the Rubber Plant and is prized for its creamy white, green, and yellow marbled foliage. Native to Southeast Asia, the Ficus Teneke adds an elegant and sophisticated touch to any indoor space.

    About Ficus Teneke (Ficus elastica)

    Care Instructions

    Light Requirements:

    Ficus Teneke thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight but be cautious of intense afternoon sun, which can scorch its leaves. An east or west-facing window is ideal.

    Water Requirements:

    Water the plant when the top 3cm of soil feels dry. Be mindful not to overwater, as Ficus Teneke is susceptible to root rot. Ensure the pot has proper drainage to avoid waterlogging. Reduce watering in the winter months.

    Soil Requirements:

    Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for indoor plants or a blend of potting soil with perlite and peat moss works well.

    Humidity:

    Ficus Teneke prefers moderate humidity levels. Regular misting or placing a humidifier nearby can help maintain the necessary humidity, especially in dry indoor conditions.

    Pro Tip

    Ficus Teneke can be sensitive to changes in environment and may drop leaves if moved or exposed to drafts. Try to keep it in a stable location with consistent care.