This Ficus resembles Rubber Plants (which are also members of the Ficus family), but has a more unique growth habit. When left to its own devices, Audrey will grow upright in a pole-like shape, much taller than it is wide. A more tree-like shape can be achieved by pruning the lower leaves as it grows.
Light – Bright, indirect light is preferred, but it can tolerate moderate light. Avoid direct afternoon sunlight as it can cause leaf scorch.
Water – Water once the top 2 to 3 inches of soil is dry.
Soil – An all-purpose soil, like Espoma Potting Soil, is a great choice for Audrey.
Temperature – Average home temperatures between 60° and 75° are perfect. Keep Audrey protected from drafts and temperatures below 50°.
Humidity – High humidity is preferred. Regular misting, a tray of pebbles and water or a nearby humidifier are all easy ways to increase the humidity levels.
Fertilization – Feed during spring, summer and early fall with a balanced fertilizer, like Bonide Liquid Plant Food, according to the label’s instructions. There is no need to fertilize during winter.
Size – Average height is between 8 and 10 feet tall.
Repotting – Audrey enjoys being slightly pot bound and can be repotted every 2 to 3 years. When repotting, select a container with good drainage that is no more than 2 sizes larger than its current container.
Propagation – Easily propagated via stem cuttings.
Toxicity – Mildly toxic to people and pets when ingested.