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Ficus Audrey

SCENTIFIC NAME: Ficus benghalensis 'Audrey'

KNOWN AS: Bengal Fig, Strangler Fig, Banyan Tree, Peepal, Bahupada

CLIMATE (LOCATION): India | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: This is a friendly ficus. It is easier to take care of than the FLF. It can make a statement in your space. Most people pot it in groups of a few stems. It looks nice whether it is small or big.

Ficus Audrey Care

Water your plants thoroughly, but make sure to let the top inch or two dry out before watering again. In winter, reduce the amount of water you give your plants so that the soil can get up to 50% dry.
Bright, indirect light is best for your ficus. If it gets too much direct sunlight, the leaves might get burned. However, if the light is lower, you will need to adjust how often you water it and the plant might not look as full.
The Ficus Audrey can adapt to average room humidity, but it will thrive in higher humidity, especially during the summer or in hot, dry conditions (like near a heater). Your Ficus Audrey will also appreciate occasional misting to help remove dust from their large leaves.
This plant is able to adapt to average indoor temperatures. However, it prefers the warmer side of things and will complain if it's too cold or too hot.
Ficus Audrey leaves are poisonous to both pets and humans. If ingested, the leaves will cause mouth and stomach irritation as well as vomiting in some cases. Additionally, contact with the sap may cause skin irritation for some people.
If you trimmed your Ficus Audrey, you could propagate it with a stem cutting. Cut a section of the stem with 3-4 leaves, making the cut just below the lowest leaf. Remove the lower leaves to ensure a clear stem before rooting in water or another medium. Ficus Audrey can be stubborn when it comes to rooting, so dip the cut stem in rooting hormone first if you want. Once the roots are a few inches long, pot up your new Ficus Audrey!

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Ficus Audrey Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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