Plant Care Variegated Rubber Tree

Variegated Rubber Tree


Ficus elastica 'Tineke'

How to care for Variegated Rubber Tree


How often to water your Variegated Rubber Tree

Water needs for Variegated Rubber Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated Rubber Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Variegated Rubber Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Variegated Rubber Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variegated Rubber Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Variegated Rubber Tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Variegated Rubber Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Variegated Rubber Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Variegated Rubber Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Variegated Rubber Tree

Variegated Rubber Tree

Variegated Rubber Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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