The Ficus Benghalensis 'Audrey' is characterized by its green, oval shaped leathery leaves with bold veins. It thrives in bright, indirect light. It's soil prefers to be evenly and consistently moist, with small periods of drought between watering. Audry is often overlooked by her more popular cousin the Ficus Lyratta, yet seems to be more hardy and forgiving in our New York climate.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Ficus Benghalensis
- Common Name: Audrey, Bengal fig, Banyan tree
- Family: Moraceae
- Native Range: India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
Ed's Care Guide
- Care Level: Moderate
- Light: Prefers bright, indirect light
- Water: When the top 2-3in of soil is dry. Prefers soil to be evenly and consistently moist (not wet). Long periods of drought may cause leaf loss.
- Humidity: 50-75%
- Temperature: Above 60F
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
- Feeding: Apply a weak dose of a fertilizer once or twice a month during spring and summer
- Propagation: Tip cuttings and seeds
- Growth: Upright
- Pests: Look out for sap-sucking houseplant pests. Will usually recover easily if treated promptly.
- Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets