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Audrey Ficus (Banyan Tree)
Ficus benghalensis 'Audrey'
Audrey Ficus features light colored trunk with velvet green leaves and pale leaf veins running through the leaves. In India, this tree is considered sacred as it is believed to be a tree under which Buddha received enlightenment. Also known as Bengal Fig, Strangler Fig, Strangling Fig, and Banyan tree.
- Light: Direct Sunlight – This plant loves direct sunlight so place it by an window that gets direct, natural light for a least a portion of the day.
- Water: Thirsty – This plant can only go 1 to 2 weeks without water so check weekly and water when the top two inches of soil dry out.
- Tips: Like many houseplants, it would rather be too dry than too wet so if you are unsure about whether it needs water, wait a day or two and check again.