Bengal Fig Tree, Ficus Benghalensis 'Audrey'

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A different kind of fiddle-leaf fig, with white veined leaves and a pale single steam. Not only does it add a lighter touch to your home, it is a very forgiving houseplant.
This plant is a natural air purifier and can remove toxins from the air. 
Ficus Benghalensis, commonly known as the banyan fig or Indian banyan, is a tree native to the Indian subcontinent. Specimens in India are among the largest trees in the world by canopy coverage.

The best space & place
This ficus, like most others is happiest situated in indirect bright light. It is happy in most rooms, with a temperature of 16-24°C. It does not like draughts and this can cause the leaves to discolour. 

When to water & feed
Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Apply a general purpose houseplant feed like Mir in the summer months. 

Need to know
When trimming leaves to create a desirable shape, a sap will bleed, which is an irritant and should be kept away from eyes, pets and children.  
Please note that ficus commonly lose leaves when becoming used to their new home, and this is perfectly normal and once settled will stop losing its leaves. 
Size Information:

Height (Including pot):  130cm
Width (Head): 80cm
Nursery Potsize (Diameter / Height):  ø30cm / H27cm
Decorative Pot Required (Opening / Internal Height): 32cm+ / H29cm+
Decorative pot not included. The plant will be delivered in a plastic nursery pot.
    For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
    For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
    Here are recommended sizes - 

    Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
    2 Litre

    ⌀17cm H13cm

    19cm

    4 Litre

    ⌀20cm H16.5cm

    22cm

    7 Litre

    ⌀25cm H20cm

    27cm

    10 Litre

    ⌀28cm H22.5cm 

    30cm

    15 Litre

    ⌀33cm H30cm

    35cm

    20 Litre

    ⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

    38cm

     

    For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

    We also offer a potting service

    Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.