Ficus elastica 'Tineke Rubber Plant'-


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Ficus elastica ‘Tineke Rubber Plant’ is a newer variety of one of the more commonly kept varieties, Ficus elastica ‘Burgundy Rubber Plant’.  In its natural habitat, this tree can grow to about 100 feet tall, however, indoors it is commonly kept at a much more manageable height of around 1-8 feet tall.  Since this plant is slow growing, it can be kept as a long term house tree.  It will grow faster and larger in bigger pots, and smaller and slower in smaller pots.  Its thick, rubbery leaves with a white variegated pattern and red/pink undertones can get 8-12” long and 4” wide.  It should be placed in bright lighting, which will enhance the reddish color tones.  It is very easy to care for and will do fine if it is only watered when the soil becomes dry.  This plant is considered to be top of the list for air purifying!             


USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

If purchased very small, such as the size Josh’s Frogs sells them at, they can be used in container and terrarium gardening.  Keep in mind, however, that this has potential to grow into a very large tree and will eventually need to be kept as a house plant.


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.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

At the small size that Josh’s Frogs sells it, this plant has proven to do great in vivariums and will generally be able to be kept in one for quite a while before it needs to be taken out and transplanted into a pot to be kept as a houseplant.  


As 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 from Josh's Frogs are treated only with products that are OMRI Listed© for use in organic production. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.




The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


Live Product Shipping Schedule

Most orders placed by 4pm EST (Monday-Friday) will ship same day depending on your choice of shipping carrier. To know when your order will ship, refer to our complete live product shipping schedule below.

  • FedEx Home Delivery will ship out Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • USPS Priority Mail will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express 2 Day will ship Monday-Wednesday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express Priority Overnight will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST. Saturday delivery is available for an extra $15. You must call in your order for Saturday delivery option.

Shipping Quote

To get a shipping quote for your order, add the items to your cart and click on "Shipping Estimator" in your cart. Shipping prices are based on distance the package will travel and the weight of the total order. 

Plant Live Arrival Guarantee

Our policy covers all live plant shipments that fall under the following requirements:

If live plants shipped via 2-3 day service:

  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 20 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

If live plants shipped via 1 day service: 

  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 10 degrees

Claims on Live Plant Orders

Due to the the nature of the product Josh's Frogs does not consider minor issues to be reason for a claim. Claims should only be placed for dead or heavily damaged plants. Josh's Frogs requires the following when placing claims on plants.

  • No refunds will be given for plants. If replacement is refused by Josh's Frogs, store credit will be given.

  • Contact Josh's Frogs within 24 hours of delivery.

  • Provide a picture of item(s) if requested, emailed to

For our full policy visit the Live Product Guarantees section of our website.

Read What Other Are Saying:

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Very healthy tree Review by Marcus
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. (Posted on 4/29/2016)
beautiful variegation Review by scott
quality thriving little rubber tree, just beautiful. (Posted on 10/8/2015)

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