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Ficus elastica 'Tineke Rubber Plant'

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About This Product

Species Name: Ficus elastica

Common name(s): Tineke Rubber Plant

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Olive green and cream variegated rubbery leaves
  • A great low-maintenance plant that works well with modern interior design layouts
  • A compact version of the larger variety shrub, although not recommended for terrariums it is great for filling in indoor spaces

Recommended Pot Size: Large 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: Above 65°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)   Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Moderate Watering. Water once the top inch of soil becomes dry. 

Lighting Full Shade     Partial Shade      Full Sun

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate -  Fast 

Height: 10’

Origin: Tropical Asia, India and Malaysia

Regional locality: Grows in tropical rainforests

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-11

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:



  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: The large leaves of this plant can easily accumulate dust. Wiping down your plant's leaves with a damp cloth once a month is beneficial to its overall health. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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This and the Strawberry one

I got these thru amazon from Joshs frogs THey are still doing absolutely amazing!!! bug free!!! Love them!!!!!

Jennifer M.

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Great buy!

I am very pleased with the plants and delivery! I was surprised to see Josh's Frogs offering them at such a great price! So I took the chance and ordered some. Well, let me tell you that you won't be disappointed! The plants I ordered came in just 2 days(!) and when I opened the box the plants were wrapped in such great care and they even took the time to label each one so you won't get confused which one is which! I highly recommend Josh's Frogs if you want some great quality plants! The Ficus elastic 'Tineke Rubber Plant' is a great buy! Very nice coloring!


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Very healthy tree

The description on Joshsfrogs is very accurate. Tree requires very high light and humidity to grow well, and even then grows very slowly. But hey, it's a tree. And it looks awesome.


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Order this!

This ficus is stunning and arrived in excellent condition.


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You can never go wrong with joshs frogs plants. The packages always arrive very quickly and always packaged very Well. The plants always arrive in good condition and are always healthy. I ordered 2 of these and absolutely adore them. Will purchase from again and again and would 100% recommend. Beautiful plant!

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