The Ficus Audrey, with its glossy leaves is a classic choice for plant enthusiasts.
Light: Place your Ficus Audrey in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but it thrives best with moderate to bright, filtered light. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.
Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Water thoroughly, and ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging. In the growing season, water more frequently, and reduce watering in the winter when the plant is in a resting phase.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix formulated for tropical plants or a general-purpose potting soil works well. Repot your Ficus Audrey every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current pot.
Temperature and Humidity: Maintain a temperature range of 65-75°F (18-24°C). Ficus Audrey appreciates higher humidity levels. Regular misting or placing a tray of water nearby can create a more tropical environment.
Fertilizing: Feed your Ficus Audrey with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Withhold fertilizer in the winter when growth slows.
Pruning: Prune your Ficus Audrey to maintain its shape and remove any yellowing or leggy growth. Regular pruning encourages a bushy and well-groomed appearance.
Pets: Ficus Audrey is toxic to pets if ingested. Keep it out of reach of curious animals.