Hi! My name is Audrey.
My fancy name is Ficus Benghalensis Audrey. You can probably tell from my beautiful leaves that I am part of the Ficus family. Speaking of my leaves, they are velvety soft. Give them a little feel and be surprised! I am bred as a little tree, but if you take good care of me, I can become a big one!
Together with Mels, I flew here all the way from Costa Rica. Joost and Freek found us here and decided to take us to Plantanious. I am still growing up in Costa Rica, where I grow from a shoot on my mother to a full independent plant in one and a half year. Impressive, right? After that, I fly over to the Netherlands to continue to grow at Plantanious for a few more months. Are you curious about where I’m from? Check the video!
Where should you place me?
Put me in a bright spot where I am not bothered by draughts, and I'll be happy!
What do I like?
I like a regular, small sip of lukewarm water, but make sure not to overwater me! I hate this. I also like to get fertilizer once a month during growing season.
Plantanious works together with the Work with Nature foundation. Our tropical rainforests are disappearing at a rapid pace and an enormous biodiversity is being lost along with the trees. If it were up to us, the jaguar would soon walk around again in the rainforest in Costa Rica protected by 'Adopt Rainforest'! The place where many of our special plants originate. In order to make an important contribution to the goal of the foundation - to protect 2,000 hectares of rainforest in the next ten years - we donate part of our turnover to protect part of the tropical rainforest. To achieve their goal, the foundation puts money into protection, conservation, reforestation, education and research.
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