Creeping Fig a favorite vine to grow on walls where it lends a lacy pattern in its early stages of growth.
What makes it special:
- Best plant to cover any vertical surface
- It is also well-suited for use in topiaries or hanging baskets.
- Low maintenance plant.
- Perfect plant for balcony and window decoration.
|| Variegated Creeping fig, Ficus pumila - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
The dense and rapid growth of small, dark green, overlappingleaves on slender stems makes Creeping Fig best plant to cover wall and open spaces.variegated creeping fig have heart-shaped glossy leaves edged by cream white colour.Creeping fig is a woody evergreen vine, growing up to 3-4 meter.
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.
||12 inch (30 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Creeping fig, Climbing fig.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Rarely bloom in Jan-April.
Planting and care
At least 1-3 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch. As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Do not over-water the plant.Apply water preferably in morning or evening.Application of Fertilizer Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. . During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Re-potting When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsDo not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
Variegated Creeping fig care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural direct 1-3 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
||Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
||13-24 degree Celsius
||Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
Variegated Creeping fig special feature
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.
Variegated Creeping fig uses
- Used as ground and wall cover and can be planted as a house plant and in a hanging basket