Variegated Creeping fig, Ficus pumila


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The creeping fig is also known as the climbing fig which is primarily grown outdoors as a climbing vine. However, the it is also grown as an ornamental house plant.

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With this purchase you will get:

01Variegated Creeping fig, Ficus pumila Plant
015 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Variegated Creeping fig, Ficus pumila

Plant height: 5 – 9 inches (12 – 23 cm)
Plant spread: 4 – 6 inches (10 – 16 cm)
Interesting fact: variegated creeping fig have heart-shaped glossy leaves edged by cream white colour.

Creeping fig is a woody evergreen vine, growing to 3-4m. It is a popular ground and wall cover in warmer parts of the country and a lovely houseplant in cooler areas. The small leaves and lush green growth of creeping fig make for both a lovely table plant or a hanging plant.

Common name(s): Creeping fig, Climbing fig,
Flower colours: –
Bloom time: Rarely bloom.
Max reachable height: 3-4m
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow.

Planting and care

Sunlight: Bright but indirect sunlight
Soil: Well-drained soil.
Water: keep the soil moist but not wet.
Temperature: 13-24 degrees C
Fertilizer: Fertilize the plant in spring and summer about once a month by any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Variegated Creeping fig

Prune off new stems regularly to encourage branching and to shape them as they grow. Pruning up to one-third in spring will keep the plant compact.
Creeping ficus houseplant prefers to be slightly pot-bound. Repot every 3 years, moving to a pot 1 size larger or keep it in the same pot and just give it fresh potting mix.
Typical uses of Variegated Creeping fig
Special features: It is a self-adhesive plant. Creeping fig requires no ties because it climbs by means of little sucker arms that hold on to wood, concrete, stone or metal without any additional help.

Ornamental use: Used as ground and wall cover and can be planted as a house plant and in a hanging basket.


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