Rubber Plant TinekeFrom £14
My camo-inspired leaves will make a statement in any room in the house.
The Stem Pledge
To see me at my best
I like humidity and bright indirect light, wipe my leaves regularly to keep them dust free. Be careful not to overwater me, make sure the top of the soil is dry before watering me!
The table gives a guide to the size of this plant and how it will fit into your space. Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.
How to look after me
I like bright rooms but out of the direct sunshine.
Check my soil once a week and water when the top soil has dried out. Be careful not to overwater me, it is better to be overly cautious.
Feed me once a month in spring and summer.
I love a regular misting!
Wiping my leaves will help to keep my pores open; as I grow a bamboo stake will help keep me upright!
Things to look out for
Leaves dropping offIt is natural for lower leaves to fall off occasionally particularly when plants arrive to their new environment. However, i can also be a sign of overwatering so check the soil.
Brown leaf tipsIf the tips are turning brown and this flows to the centre of the leaf, it is usually overwatering. Check the soil and if it is wet this confirms overwatering and you should repot the plant ASAP.
ToxicToxic if ingested - keep away from children and pets.
Air-purificationEffective in cleaning formaldehyde from the air.