Variegated Creeping fig, Ficus pumila - Plant

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.


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1 Variegated Creeping fig, Ficus pumila - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Variegated Creeping fig

The dense and rapid growth of small, dark green, overlapping leaves 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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Creeping fig, Climbing fig.
Maximum Reachable Height 3-5 meter
Flower Colour Green
Bloom Time Rarely bloom in Jan-April.
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

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Light Requirement

  • 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.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.

  • Watering
  • 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.
  • 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.

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    Plant Protection
  • Remove 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.

  • Don'ts
  • Do 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:

    Sunlight Natural direct 1-3 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
    Watering Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 13-24 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer 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

    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.


    Tuesday, 11 February 2020

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