Ficus benghalensis 'Audrey' (Bengal Fig)

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This variety of Ficus tends to be slightly less fussy than it's sister the Ficus lyrata. It's the national tree of India and known in its natural habitat for creating a beautifully large canopy with it's wide ovate leaves.

Please note the planter is not included.

Watering

Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Allow the top soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period.

Light requirements

Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves.

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows. 
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust.
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close the next stem or the base of the plant as possible.
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth).
  • For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our guide: Plant care 101  

    Origin

    Native to India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

    Toxicity

    Considered mildly toxic. Keep away from pets and children.

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