Wagh Nakhi Variegated, Ficus Repens, Creeping Fig - Plant
Common name: Ficus pumila
Color: dark green,
Bloom time: Rarely flowers
Height: 10.00 to 15.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Plan to set out your creeping figs in the fall just before the rainy season, since they need moisture when young and will adhere better to damp walls. Choose from among the varieties available, which include Ficus pumila "Minima" with smaller leaves, Ficus pumila "Quercifolia" with oak-shaped leaves, and Ficus pumila "Variegata" with variegated ones. Calculate how many plants you will need to cover your building s walls, if those plants are spaced 2 feet apart.
Sunlight: Part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Dig a hole every 2 feet along that line and set the figs at the same depth they grew in their pots.
- Water the ground thoroughly and add a couple inches of mulch around the plants to suppress weeds, keeping the mulch away from the stems of the plants.
- Pinch the fig plants back if you want to encourage fuller growth.
Outdoors, this plant is a popular cover for stone walls or rock outcroppings. Grow as a houseplant or garden annual in the St. Louis area.
- medicine in Vietnam, the fruits and the leaves are considered to be tonic
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for scale, aphids, mealybugs, thrips and spider mites. Outdoor plants may spread rapidly.
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