Is the Ficus Audrey the next Fiddle Leaf fig? We don’t know, what we do know is the Ficus Audrey is stunning! Ficus benghalensis is the national tree of India. In its native habitat specimens have been known to grow to enormous sizes providing a thick canopy that can cover 100sq meters. While your little house plant might only be able to dream of such regality its requirements are the same. The thin paddle-shaped leaves have a soft velvety texture on the underside making it hard to keep your hands off of.
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-12" Plant Care Level: Medium
As the tree matures it will begin to develop aerial roots to help it support itself.
Ficus ‘Audrey’ Care Tips
How to care for information:
Ensure you are following a consistent watering routine. Sometimes when a ficus plant is moved, it will go into shock causing it to lose leaves. Don’t worry as this is only temporary. If you find a spot with bright light, keep it there.
Try not to let the plant get to this stage as it can result in edema which is essentially moisture stress. Keep a consistent watering routine.
Sometimes when new leaves cannot become fully developed, it means there is a lack of nutrients or sunlight.
The Ficus ‘Audrey’ Story
Where is it from? The Ficus ‘Audrey’ is native to India and Pakistan. It is the national tree of India.
Who is the Ficus ‘Audrey’? The less fussy Ficus! Audrey lives up to its elegant name.
Good For You! Sleep? Ficus plants make excellent additions to bedrooms with their expansiveness. They can create an instant jungle!
Breath? Ficus plants are known for their air-purifying properties. Place this plant in your home and enjoy the benefits of fresh, clean air.
Is the Ficus ‘Audrey’ the right plant for me?
Well, the Ficus ‘Audrey’ is one tough cookie! It does have some temperamental qualities to it such as curling of its leaves when it needs to be watered or in a place with higher humidity. Other than that, this Ficus is more forgiving than its other family members. Since it has soft, fuzzy leaves, you won’t need to dust as often.
Pet Friendly: The Ficus ‘Audrey’ is not pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: Living Room, Bedroom, and Office Plants
Bright, indirect light. Can tolerate direct sun for about 4 hours.
Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering. Keep a consistent watering routine - never let the plant completely dry out.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F - 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Using a damp soft cloth wipe down the leaves to remove dust and other debris.
The sap from the plant can sometimes cause irritation. If you need to trim the plant, wear gloves.
General Information About Your Plant
India and Pakistan
The paddle-shaped leaves are slightly fuzzy with light green veins.
Toxic. Always keep plants away from children and pets.