Ficus benghalensis || Also known as Ficus Audrey is the highly sought after 'it' plant right now - move over fiddle leaf fig. It's easy to see why: its striking appearance combined with its easy care requirements, is a winner in our minds. It boasts deep green velvet foliage and can grow to approximately 2 metres high and will look great in any living space.
Light: A bright spot is ideal, as is indirect filtered light near a window. Protect from very harsh sun which can scorch the foliage. In darker conditions, growth will slow and the leaves will be small.
Temp: Ideal temperatures range between 16-25°C, try to avoid sudden drops in temperature and be wary of draughts and open windows.
Water: Water moderately during the growing season, allowing the top layer of soil to dry out between watering. In their rest period (winter), water lightly to prevent the plant from drying out but don’t overwater.
Soil: A free-draining organic potting mix with added perlite which allows breathability for the roots is ideal, and this houseplant also grows extremely well in coco chips or bark.
Feed: This houseplant responds well to regular fertilising during the growing season. Use a balanced fertiliser twice a month during Spring and Summer and be sure to dilute correctly as over-feeding can cause some damage to the plant. If the potting medium is particularly dry, water lightly before feeding to avoid fertiliser burning the roots.
Tips: Ficus Audrey doesn’t require frequent repotting, and quite likes being slightly root-bound. Once every two years or so is completely fine.
Plant Collective is based in the beautiful township of Wanaka
So take full advantage of our SAME DAY delivery service to Wanaka & Cromwell. Orders must be placed before 2pm.
Wanaka- SAME DAY delivery Monday-Friday
All Wanaka deliveries are sent out 3pm onwards
Cromwell - SAME DAY delivery to Cromwell Township, Old Cromwell Town and the outer Business area only. Monday-Friday
Queenstown- OVERNIGHT delivery to Queenstown Central, Township & Business areas only. Monday-Thursday
North Island and Rural- Please allow 4-5 business days for your package to arrive. Deliveries will be sent on Monday or Tuesday. This is to avoid our beautiful plants being held in the courier company depot over the weekend
Our delivery fees are calculated depending on destination and weight of your order. Shipping fees will be specified during checkout and before order confirmation.
You will receive a confirmation email once purchased. Once your order is packaged you will receive another email with tracking information.
If you do not receive a tracking number please email us on email@example.com and we will amend this for you.
SHOP ADDRESS FOR PICK UP & COLLECTIONS
Plant Collective, 28 Helwick Street, Wanaka
We are Open7 DAYS a week for all your Plant needs!
Refund & Return policy
Refund & Return policy
We package our plants with tender love and care in specialised plant boxes and send them on their way to you with our trusted third party courier - so once it's left our shop we are not liable for any delays or damages to your plant. Shipping is at your own risk.
Some plants don't love being shipped and often look a bit sad and droopy on arrival. Don't fret - just remove plants from the box and follow their care instructions and they will perk right up.
What if my plant arrives damaged?
No matter how carefully we pack our boxes, the shipping process is not always gentle. In the event that items (including plants) are damaged in transit, we'll happily work with you to find an appropriate solution. It's our goal for you to be happy!
Please examine your order for issues upon arrival and send photos of the item(s) as soon as possible and within 7 days of receiving your package. We will reply with next steps.
Please retain any damaged items and original packing materials until receiving further instructions. It's a requirement for lodged freight damage claims.
Please note, shipping fees are non-refundable.
Why does my plant look different from the website?
Live plants and small-batch pottery will have variations in colour, texture, finish, and size. While we make every effort to display our potted plants as accurately as possible, there may be subtle differences from what is displayed online.
Due to the sensitive nature of live plants, we do not accept returns on any plant items. We want you to be happy with your plants. Please contact us if you have any concerns about your order.
Returning other items
We accept returns on unused items in their original packaging within 7 days of delivery, excluding plants. If you'd like to make a return, please be sure to keep the original packing materials, and fill out our contact form. We will reply with further instructions.
In order to return an order, you must contact us first. Returns can be mailed to: 28 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand. You will be responsible for paying for the shipping costs with regard to the items that you wish to return. We will not refund the shipping costs.
You must take care to ensure that the goods are properly packaged so that they will not be damaged while in transit. If the product is found damaged or used beyond what it takes for us to reasonably inspect it, then we may reject a refund.
Sale and clearance items
Only regular-priced items may be returned, unfortunately, sale or clearance items cannot be returned.