Jungle & Loom

Ficus Elastica Tineke


Ficus Elastica are listed under the Indoor Trees section of the Jungle & Loom Plant Care Card (although some are much smaller than trees when you buy them!).

Ficus Elastica prefer bright indirect light.  Water when the top 3-5 inches of soil are dry.  Keep in well draining soil and a pot with drainage.

Bush-variety Ficus have multiple plants per pot, and each plant will have leaves covering the entire stalk.  All 4" and 6" plants tend to be bush-variety because of their small size.  

Column-variety Ficus have one or two plants per pot, and tend to have leaves covering the entire stalk or nearly the entire stalk.  Column-variety Ficus stalks tend to have minimal branching.

Standard-variety Ficus have a single plant in the pot with a thick trunk.  Leaves will only be at the top and there will be significant branching.  This is the most similar to a mature tree you see outside.