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Ficus Audrey Bush

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$118.00
 
Bright indirect sunOnce a weekPretty easyNot pet friendly
 
  • Elegant Aesthetic: Its lush foliage and upright form bring an air of the exotic to any interior design, making it a desirable choice for home and office settings.
  • Low Maintenance: Though it looks luxurious, Ficus Audrey does not require constant care, making it ideal for those with a busy lifestyle who still desire a touch of green luxury.
  • Health Benefits: It’s not just a plant; it's a natural air purifier, improving indoor air quality and enhancing your living environment with its lush, oxygen-emitting foliage.
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XS, 1 ft or 4 to 6 inch pot
Small, 2 to 3 ft or 6 inch pot
Medium, 3 to 4 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
Large, 4 to 6 ft or 8 to 10 inch pot
XL, 6 to 7 ft or 10 to 12 inch pot

Please Note: Sizing can differ between plant varieties. Please chat with us if you need clarification.

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The Ficus Audrey, Ficus benghalensis, is a striking addition to any indoor plant collection. Its large, leathery leaves with pronounced veins present a deep green canopy, creating a dramatic yet sophisticated focal point. This robust fig variety is known for its easy-going nature and elegant growth habit, making it a perfect blend of beauty and resilience for home enthusiasts. The Ficus Audrey’s air-purifying abilities and its capacity to adapt to indoor conditions add both aesthetic and functional value to your living space. This plant is a popular choice among those seeking a touch of natural sophistication and a serene green presence in their daily lives.

Growth rate: Medium growth rate; reaches up to 5-10 feet in height indoors, with a spread of 2-3 feet.

Water when the topsoil feels dry to the touch, approximately every 1-2 weeks.

Prefers bright, indirect sunlight.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

Caring for a Ficus Audrey is relatively straightforward, and following these simple tips will help ensure your plant thrives:

Light: Ficus Audrey prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can burn its leaves. A spot near a window with sheer curtains would be ideal.

Watering: Water your Ficus Audrey when the top inch of the soil feels dry. It's important to avoid over-watering, which can lead to root rot. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to let excess water escape.

Humidity: This plant enjoys a bit of humidity. If your home is dry, especially in winter, consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a tray of water and pebbles (without the pot sitting in water) to increase humidity around it.

Temperature: Ficus Audrey prefers a warm environment with temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). Avoid placing it in drafts or near heating and air conditioning vents.

Feeding: During the growing season (spring and summer), you can feed your plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month. Reduce feeding in fall and winter when plant growth naturally slows down.

Pruning: Prune your Ficus Audrey to maintain its shape and remove any dead or yellowing leaves. This will also encourage new growth.

Repotting: Repot your plant every couple of years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one with good drainage.

Remember, every plant is unique, so observe your Ficus Audrey's response to its environment and adjust care as needed. Regularly checking the soil moisture and observing the leaves for signs of distress (like browning or drooping) will help you maintain a healthy plant.

No, the Ficus Audrey does not need direct sunlight. In fact, it prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can be too harsh for this plant, potentially causing the leaves to burn. It thrives best in a location where it receives plenty of light without being exposed to the intense midday sun. A spot near a window with sheer curtains or a little farther from a sunny window is ideal to provide the right amount of light without the risk of leaf burn.

Water your Ficus Audrey when the top inch of the soil becomes dry. This typically means watering it approximately once a week, but the frequency can vary depending on factors like the size of the plant, the pot, the humidity in your home, and the season.

It's crucial not to follow a rigid schedule but rather check the soil's moisture level regularly. During the winter months, when the plant's growth slows down, it will require less water. Over-watering can lead to root rot, so ensuring the pot has good drainage is also important. Always allow excess water to drain away and avoid letting the plant sit in water.

When grown indoors, a Ficus Audrey Bush typically reaches a height of 6 to 10 feet. However, its growth can be influenced by factors like pot size, pruning, and overall growing conditions. In ideal conditions and with enough space, it can grow taller, but regular pruning can help maintain it at a desired height. The growth rate and ultimate size of your Ficus Audrey indoors will depend on how much you allow it to grow and how you care for it.

To encourage your Ficus Audrey to grow more leaves, follow these tips:

Proper Light: Ensure the plant receives bright, indirect light. If it's not getting enough light, its growth may be stunted.

Consistent Watering: Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry, but avoid over-watering. Consistent moisture without waterlogging is key.

Humidity: Ficus Audrey enjoys a bit of humidity. If your home is dry, use a humidifier or a pebble tray with water to increase humidity around the plant.

Fertilizing: Feed your plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). This will provide the necessary nutrients for growth.

Pruning: Regularly prune the plant to encourage new growth. Pruning the top can stimulate the plant to grow more side shoots and leaves.

Repotting: If your plant is root-bound, consider repotting it into a slightly larger pot with fresh soil. This can rejuvenate the plant and promote growth.

Temperature: Keep the plant in a warm environment, ideally between 60-75°F (15-24°C), and avoid drafts.

Pest Control: Regularly check for pests, as an infestation can hinder growth. Treat any infestations promptly.

By providing these optimal growing conditions and regular care, your Ficus Audrey should grow more leaves and maintain a healthy appearance. Remember, patience is key, as noticeable growth can take time.

Pruning your Ficus Audrey is a straightforward process that helps maintain its shape, size, and health. Here's how to do it:

Timing: The best time to prune is during the growing season, which is spring and summer. This is when the plant is most resilient and can recover quickly from pruning.

Tools: Use sharp, clean pruning shears or scissors. Disinfect them before use to prevent the spread of disease.

Assess the Plant: Before you start cutting, take a moment to assess your plant. Identify any dead, damaged, or diseased branches, as well as any branches that are crossing or growing inwards.

Prune for Health: Start by removing any dead, damaged, or diseased leaves and branches. This helps direct the plant's energy towards healthy growth.

Shape the Plant: After removing unhealthy parts, focus on shaping the plant. If you want to encourage a bushier appearance, prune back the longer branches. You can also trim back any leggy growth to encourage fuller growth.

Make Clean Cuts: When pruning, make clean cuts just above a leaf node (the point where a leaf attaches to the stem). This is where new growth will occur.

Avoid Over-Pruning: Don't remove more than 20-30% of the plant at one time. Over-pruning can stress the plant.

Regular Maintenance: Regularly remove any yellowing or dead leaves to keep your Ficus Audrey healthy and encourage new growth.

Remember, pruning is not just about cutting back the plant; it's also about encouraging healthy growth and maintaining the desired shape of your Ficus Audrey. After pruning, care for your plant as usual, and it should continue to thrive.

Drooping leaves on a Ficus Audrey can be a sign of a few different issues related to its care. Here are the most common reasons:

Watering Issues: Both over-watering and under-watering can lead to drooping leaves. Check the soil moisture; if it's too dry, the plant needs more water. If it's soggy, you may be over-watering. The soil should be moist but not waterlogged.

Light Conditions: Insufficient light can cause the leaves to droop. Ficus Audrey prefers bright, indirect light. If it's in a spot that's too dark, consider moving it to a brighter location.

Temperature Stress: Extreme temperatures or drafts can also cause leaves to droop. Ficus Audrey prefers a warm, stable environment without sudden temperature changes.

Humidity: Low humidity levels can lead to drooping leaves. If the air in your home is dry, try increasing humidity around the plant with a humidifier or a pebble tray with water.

Pests or Disease: Occasionally, pests or diseases can weaken the plant, leading to drooping leaves. Inspect the plant for any signs of pests or disease and treat accordingly.

Root Problems: Root rot due to over-watering or poor drainage can also cause leaves to droop. If you suspect root rot, you may need to repot the plant in fresh soil and trim any damaged roots.

To resolve the issue, first diagnose the cause by checking the plant's environment and care routine. Adjusting your watering schedule, improving lighting conditions, or managing the room's temperature and humidity can often help restore the plant's health and stop the leaves from drooping.

Brown leaves and leaf drop in a Ficus Audrey can be caused by a few different factors:

Watering Issues: Both over-watering and under-watering can cause leaves to turn brown and fall off. Over-watering leads to root rot and under-watering causes the plant to dry out. Ensure the soil is moist but not waterlogged, and allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again.

Low Humidity: Ficus Audrey prefers a humid environment. Low humidity can cause the leaf edges and tips to turn brown. Consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water and pebbles near the plant to increase humidity.

Poor Light Conditions: If the plant is not receiving enough light or is exposed to direct sunlight, it can react by dropping leaves. Ficus Audrey thrives in bright, indirect light. Avoid placing it in a spot with harsh direct sunlight.

Temperature Stress: Sudden changes in temperature or drafts can also lead to brown leaves and leaf drop. Keep the plant in a stable environment away from cold drafts and extreme heat sources.

Pests: Pests like spider mites, mealybugs, or aphids can cause leaf damage leading to browning and falling off. Regularly check for pests and treat if necessary.

Nutrient Deficiency: A lack of essential nutrients can also cause leaves to turn brown. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season to ensure your plant gets the nutrients it needs.

To address this problem, first identify the cause by examining your plant's environment and care routine. Adjust your watering practices, consider the humidity and light conditions, and check for pests. Correcting the underlying issue will usually help your plant recover and prevent further leaf browning and dropping.

To thicken the trunk of your Ficus Audrey, focus on providing optimal growing conditions and care:

Adequate Light: Ensure your plant receives bright, indirect light. Good light exposure is essential for healthy growth, which contributes to trunk thickening.

Proper Watering: Consistent watering encourages healthy growth. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Over- or under-watering can stress the plant and hinder trunk development.

Nutrition: Feed your Ficus Audrey with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Proper nutrition supports overall plant health and growth.

Right Pot Size: If the pot is too small, it can restrict the growth of the trunk. Make sure your plant has enough room to grow. Repot to a larger size if necessary, allowing the roots and trunk to develop.

Pruning: Strategic pruning can encourage growth. By pruning back the upper branches, you can stimulate the plant to put more energy into trunk development.

Stable Environment: Avoid moving the plant frequently. A stable environment with consistent temperature and humidity levels is beneficial for steady growth.

Support Structures: In some cases, using stakes or other support structures can help the trunk grow straight and thick. However, allowing the plant to support its own weight can also encourage the trunk to become stronger and thicker.

Patience is key, as trunk thickening in Ficus Audrey is a gradual process that happens over time with consistent, proper care.

Yes, the Ficus Audrey is considered relatively low maintenance, especially when compared to other members of the Ficus family, like the Fiddle Leaf Fig. It's more adaptable and forgiving, making it a good choice for both experienced and novice plant owners. Key aspects that contribute to its low-maintenance nature include:

Light Requirements: It thrives in bright, indirect light but is more tolerant of less-than-ideal light conditions than some other Ficus species.

Watering: Ficus Audrey prefers to dry out slightly between waterings, and it's less sensitive to fluctuations in watering schedules compared to some other plants.

Humidity and Temperature: While it appreciates humidity, it can adapt to less humid environments typical of many homes. It also tolerates a range of indoor temperatures.

Pest Resistance: It's generally more resistant to pests than many other houseplants, though regular checks are still recommended.

Pruning: It responds well to pruning, but it doesn't require frequent trimming. You can prune it to shape or manage its size as needed.

Despite being low maintenance, it's still important to provide your Ficus Audrey with consistent care and to monitor its environment for changes that might affect its health. Regular checks for soil moisture, adequate light, and general plant health will help keep your Ficus Audrey thriving.

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