Plant Care Indian Banyan

Indian Banyan

4.8 out of 5 (32 experiences)

Indian Banyan has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Indian Banyan has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Audrey Ficus, Audrey Ficus, Ficus Audrey and Banyan Fig


Ficus benghalensis

How to care for Indian Banyan


How often to water your Indian Banyan

Water needs for Indian Banyan
0.5 cups
every 9

Indian Banyan needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Indian Banyan

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Audrey Ficus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Indian Banyan: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Indian Banyan love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Indian Banyan does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Indian Banyan in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Indian Banyan

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Indian Banyan: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Indian Banyan after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Indian Banyan is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Indian Banyan

Indian Banyan

Indian Banyan

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Indian Banyan has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 18
Indian Banyan has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 12
Indian Banyan has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Indian Banyan has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Indian Banyan has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Indian Banyan has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Rjg avatar
leaf-1 118 Plants
xp 79,137 XP
globe Austin, TX

had to get her as leader of the #FicusGang and she hasn't disappointed. putting out new leaves during winter and everything!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Bjoyce avatar
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,128 XP
globe Orlando, FL

Fast grower. Super cute. Got it on sale. Loves light. Tolerates lower light - just stunts the growth.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Annalovesvoting avatar
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 3,048 XP
globe Portsmouth, NH

I love Audrey they are tough and such a lovely vibrant green

Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 14,433 XP
globe Washington, DC

I’ve almost killed this plant so many times (usually by under watering) and it just comes right back! I love my Audrey.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Jody avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Windsor, Ontario

Beautiful plant. I think she might be altissima? Trying to find out

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 214 XP
globe Mount Gravatt, Queensland

Such a low maintenance plant, could be because I have a lot of indirect sunlight and my apartment is always bright during the day. But I have had no browning or anything of the sorts and she has been forgotten about a couple of times :)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Kristenmlang5 avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 365 XP
globe Hattiesburg, MS

Another plant my puppy chewed up. It’s growing back kind of lopsided but she made it through.

Survivor Survivor
Mollylphillips avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 149 XP
globe Omaha, NE

very easy, easier then a fiddle leaf

Fast grower Fast grower
Morgang avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 121 XP
globe Brockville, Ontario


Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Nlischke avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 259 XP
globe Washington, DC

So shiny and pretty!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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