ABOUT OUR PEAT FREE FICUS ELASTICA TINEKE
Hello I’m Oprah (named after Oprah Winfrey), you get a plant, and you get a plant! You all get peat free plants that will save the destruction of our bogs. My colourful leaves are gorgeous and usually boast shades of dark green, light green and white with the occasional pink. To upkeep my patterned leaves, place me in a well lit room. I don’t mind the sunshine but it’s best to keep me away from any south facing windows. The direct light might be a little harsh on my lovely glossy leaves.
Height (including coconut nursery pot) 35cm; pot diameter 11cm.
Pet safe: No
What makes me special?
I’m one of the first houseplants at Pointless Plants that has been grown in coconut coir. Most houseplants are grown in sphagnum or peat moss which is harvested from bogs around the world. The destruction of these bogs have contributed to the rise in CO2 that is released into the Earth’s atmosphere. I'm very happy to say that my potting mix is 100% peat-free and is made from the husk of a coconut, bark and wood chippings.
I know one plant can’t change the world but I’m a step in the right direction to becoming much more environmentally conscious and sustainable.
When it’s time to re-pot Oprah use our peat free potting mix. Our mix is 100% coconut coir extracted from the husk of a coconut. Mix in 30-40% of perlite and orchid bark to help with drainage.
QUICK FICUS ELASTICA TINEKE PLANT CARE
I like a well lit sunny room. Place me away from any bright windows.
I prefer my soil on the drier side and can go a few weeks without water.
I don’t mind being placed in a dry room but I would prefer a humid environment.
PLANT NAME INSPIRATION
All of our peat free houseplants have been named after inspirational people who have helped or are still helping the world to become a greener and more exciting place to live. Pair Oprah with our other peat free plants and take the next step to a more environmentally conscious you!
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HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE
If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.