Creeping fig Plant, Ficus pumila
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 plants.
- The eye-catching heart-shaped leaves on the ficus pumila.
- You would like to be more creative with this ficus pumila.
- Ficus plants are very easy to grow and maintain.
|1||Creeping fig Plant, Ficus pumila – Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
Interesting fact: Creeping figs have heart-shaped glossy leaves and can quickly scramble up the side of a wallFicus pumila is a species of flowering plant belonging to the 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.
|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
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Keep the plant where it will receive Direct or indirect bright sunlight (Min. 5-6 hrs.) each day.
Use nutrient-rich, well-drained, well-aerated, and porous potting mix.
Water a plant when the topsoil in the 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 fertilizer to a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.
Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots so the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.
When a plant outgrows the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.
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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 Plant Care
|Sunlight||Bright but indirect sunlight|
|Watering||keep the soil moist but not wet.|
|Temperature||13-24 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Creeping Fig Plant 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 Plant Uses
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