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

Taxonomy

Ficus benghalensis
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Indian Banyan

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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!


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Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Indian Banyan

Indian Banyan

Indian Banyan


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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
@Rjg
leaf-1 118 Plants
xp 79,137 XP
globe Austin, TX
01/30/2022

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
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,128 XP
globe Orlando, FL
12/21/2021

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
@Annalovesvoting
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 3,048 XP
globe Portsmouth, NH
12/20/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 14,433 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

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
@Jody
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Windsor, Ontario
09/15/2021

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Lerissa.carroll avatar
@Lerissa.carroll
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 214 XP
globe Mount Gravatt, Queensland
06/25/2021

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
@Kristenmlang5
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 365 XP
globe Hattiesburg, MS
06/17/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Mollylphillips avatar
@Mollylphillips
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 149 XP
globe Omaha, NE
06/09/2021

very easy, easier then a fiddle leaf

Fast grower Fast grower
Morgang avatar
@Morgang
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 121 XP
globe Brockville, Ontario
05/26/2021

DO YOUR RESEARCH

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Nlischke avatar
@Nlischke
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 259 XP
globe Washington, DC
04/14/2021

So shiny and pretty!!

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

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