Ficus Audrey or Ficus Benghalensis, a cousin of the popular Fiddle Leaf Fig, is native to India and Pakistan. Like Fiddle Leaf, Ficus Audrey also has heavily veined leaves, but its leaves are smaller and slightly fuzzy, and its trunk is smooth and light-colored. Audrey is not too picky about lighting and watering requirement, so it makes for a perfect beginner plant.
Ficus Audrey is the national tree of India and is also called “banyan tree”. This woody plant has structural tissues on the stems and can grow pretty tall. In its natural habitat, this plant also develops long aerial roots to support the trunks and can spread to over 100 feet in both height and width.
This plant effectively removes common airborne toxins and is among the most popular air-purifying houseplants.
It is very unlikely for Audrey to bloom indoors, but in the wild, this plant grows white flowers in varying sizes that last several weeks and may develop into small figs (berries).
Ficus Audrey needs bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate short periods of light shades, but low light conditions can stunt its growth.
This plant prefers small periods of drought between waterings. Water only when the top 2'' of the soil is dry and drain well after each watering to avoid root rot. Start with watering once a week and monitor the soil to decide on your schedule.
This plant prefers slightly acidic, rich soils that can retain moisture but still drain well. You can add peat moss and perlite to regular houseplant soil to increase drainage.
Audrey should be kept in temperatures between 65°F-85°F and a medium humidity level (around 40%-50%). Use a humidifier and mist your plant when the weather is dry, especially during winter.
This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
This plant is mildly toxic to humans and animals so keep it out of reach of curious children and pets.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.