The Ficus benghalensis, commonly called Ficus Audrey, is part of the Moraceae family, native to Southern Asia. This rare variety quite popular these days is just as easy to care for as its Ficus elastica burgundy cousins. It will give an unprecedented exotic feel to any room you will choose for it!
The Ficus benghalensis stands out thanks to its prominent green leaves and almost white veins depending on its maturity. Given the fact it thrives in very good indirect light, it will please you visually placed near a window.
The Ficus benghalensis loves humid environments. Nonetheless, its soil doesn’t appreciate being too moist, so allow it to dry up completely to the first third between waterings. It requires very good indirect light, even direct sun to be happy indoors. If spots appear on its foliage, it is a sign that it is not getting sufficient light.
When you take possession of your plant, make sure you assess its watering needs. Before you give it a drink the first time, check the soil’s moisture level to verify whether or not it is moist near the surface. It is best to aerate the soil before the initial watering since it is often compacted to avoid shifting during transit. This also allows it to breathe and release moisture.
Rotate your plant periodically in order to encourage an even growth. Cleaning the leaves regularly will stimulate proper photosynthesis. As you wipe the foliage, inspect the leaves on either side to make sure there are no pests.
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