Creeping fig, Ficus pumila - Plant

The creeping fig is also known as the climbing fig. It is also grown as an ornamental house plant.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best ornamental house plant.
  • The eye catching heart shaped leaves on the ficus pumila.
  • You would like to be more creative with this ficus pumila.
  • Ficus plant is very easy to grow and maintain.
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1Creeping fig, Ficus pumila - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Creeping fig

Interesting fact: Creeping fig have heart-shaped glossy leaves and can quickly scramble up the side of a wall Ficus pumila is a species of flowering plant belong to mulberry family.Ficus pumila is a woody evergreen liana.

As the common name creeping fig indicates the plant has a creeping/vining habit and is often used in gardens and landscapes where it covers the ground and climbs up trees and walls. one of the fast-growing ficus.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height9 inch (23 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Creeping fig, Climbing fig,
Maximum Reachable Height up to 3.9 metres.
Bloom Time Rarely bloom.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting and care

Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

  • Keep the plant where it will receive Direct or indirect bright sunlight (Min. 5-6 hrs.) each day.
  • Soil:
  • Use nutrient rich, well drained, well areated, and porous potting mix.

  • Watering:
  • Water a plant when the topsoil in pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.

  • Application of Fertilizer:
  • Apply fertilize a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.

  • 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 then move the plant to its required light condition.

  • For re-potting procedure click here

    Plant Protection:
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
  • Creeping fig care

    Sunlight Bright but indirect sunlight
    Watering keep the soil moist but not wet.
    Soil Well-drained soil.
    Temperature 13-24 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    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.

    Creeping fig uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Used as ground and wall cover and can be planted as a house plant and in a hanging basket

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do creeping fig climb?

    Yes, creeping fig climbs with the help of its sticky tendrils.

    Where to plant creeping fig?

    Choose a spot which receives indirect natural bright light however 1-3 hours of morning sunlight is also beneficial. Protect the plant from harsh afternoon sunlight. The soil should be moist but not soggy.

    Best time to plant creeping fig?

    Best time to plant creeping fig is at the beginning of rainy season.

    Does creeping fig produce fruit?

    Yes, creeping fig produce fruits but they are non edible.

    Why is my creeping fig dying?

    Water and Humidity are two main reasons. Do not let the soil dry out for long time and if there is dry air around the creeping fig it will start drying.

    How to trim creeping fig?

    Trim the mature plant parts in late winter or early spring to regrow more leaves. You can pinch stem ends to promote branching.

    Is creeping fig evergreen?

    Yes, it is a evergreen plant.

    Does creeping fig die in winter?

    The ideal temperature for creeping fig is 15-35 degree Celsius. So, it will not grow in winter. It may survive mild winters but at freezing temperatures it dies and revive only if you are lucky.

    How to propagate creeping fig?

    Propagate creeping fig in early spring season. Take a stem tip cutting and plant in well drained soil rich in organic content. Plant in pot and keep in a warm location in indirect bright light but not in direct sunlight.

    Will creeping fig grow in a pot?

    Yes, creeping fig grows in pot easily.

    Creeping fig when to transplant?

    Transplant your creeping fig cuttings when they have well formed roots on them generally after 2-3 weeks.

    When to prune creeping fig?

    Prune creeping fig in late winter or early spring.

    Is creeping fig edible?

    No, it is not edible plant even fruits are not edible.

    Will creeping fig damage brick?

    Creeping fig sticks to almost any surface with its adhesive tendrils. It will not damage the brick by itself but once attached it is difficult to remove the plant completely from the surface.

    Will creeping fig grow in full sun?

    Creeping fig require indirect bright light for its growth. A morning sunlight (1-3 hrs) will cause no harm but plant should be protected from harsh afternoon sunlight.

    Does creeping fig damage walls?

    No, creeping fig does not damage walls but once attached it is difficult to remove the plant easily from attached surface.

    Can creeping fig grow inside?

    Yes, if if it gets a bright indirect light and humidity then it can grow indoors especially in areas that have strong winters with freezing temperatures.

    What fertilizer for creeping fig?

    Any organic fertilizer that is rich in nitrogen content.

    Will creeping fig grow down a wall?

    Creeping fig climbs the surface it comes in contact with. It may grow down the wall if has nothing to climb up but it may slower its growth.

    Is creeping fig invasive?

    No, it is not invasive.

    How to grow creeping fig on the wall?

    If you are planning to grow them in ground along the wall, dig holes at 2 feet distance or place the pots at same distance. Use soil that is rich in organic content for planting creeping fig. Add fresh fertilizer each spring season. Do not let the soil dry out completely.

    Is creeping fig poisonous?

    Creeping fig is not really poisonous however, its milky sap may cause irritation to some.


    Friday, 13 March 2020

    Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?

    Tapadhir Bhattacharya

    Wednesday, 04 March 2020

    This plant can be planted in a simple pot.


    Tuesday, 11 February 2020

    Wow nice plants in good condition delivered..?

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