Ficus 'Audrey' | Ficus benghalensis
Ficus Audrey is quickly overtaking Ficus Lyrata (the Fiddle Leaf Fig) in popularity. This plant is typically considered a bit easier to care for than the FLF, as its thicker stems and leaves make it a hardier houseplant. Ficus benghalensis are native to the Indian subcontinent, where they produce the largest canopy coverage of any trees across the globe.
(Including Nursery Pot)
4" Nursery Pot: 8" H x 6" W
6" Nursery Pot: 12" H x 8" W
Ficus Audrey thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Lighting extremes such as direct sun or low light should be avoided. Rotating your plant every so often will help to encourage even growth.
Water and Soil
Ficus Audrey should be watered again when the top 2-3" of soil have dried. Since these plants are very susceptible to overwatering, care should be taken to ensure the plant does not receive more moisture if the top level of soil is still moist. This Ficus requires a well draining soil. Amending a standard potting mix with bark and perlite will help provide additional drainage. Ficus tend to grow extensive root systems, so these plants generally need to be potted up in size every few years.
Temperature and Humidity
Ficus Audrey does well at the temperatures found in an average home. Temperatures below 55 degrees can be damaging to the plants foliage, and should be avoided. Ficus are well loved for their ability to thrive in the home without added humidity. However these plants would certainly love to receive higher humidity if possible.
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