I'm Creeping Fig but I also go by Climbing Fig. I get my name because if I see a wall, I am going to be climbing it. Place me in a hanging planter in your home and I will droop my enchanting evergreen leaves down to the floor and leave you with a beautiful site to behold. I am a slow grower but take good care of me and my results will be well worth the wait.
Difficulty Level: easy to care for
Light Needed: bright, indirect light
Water: keep moist but not overly moist
Plant Traits: air purifying, easy to care for
The Creeping Fig is a very well-behaved climbing plant in the ficus family. It is full of tiny, heart-shaped leaves that are green in color and beautifully wrap themselves amongst their surroundings. It can be potted in hanging baskets, ground cover to hide a dirty wall, or even placed inside terrariums. Place this plant in a warm and humid environment to keep it happy. It will help purify the air in your space. Keep away from pets.
Botanical Name: Ficus repens or Ficus pumila
Nicknames: Creeping Fig, Fig Ivy, Creeping Ficus, Climbing Fig
Plant Type: Woody vine
Native To: East Asia
Mature Size: Up to 15'+ long up a wall
Leaf Color: Green
Leaf Shape: Heart-shaped
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Bathroom, living room, bedroom
Health Benefits: Purifies the air in your home
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
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The plant needs to have bright, indirect light. It can also survive in low light conditions for extended periods of time but this will cause the plant to grow more slowly and drop its leaves. Avoid direct sunlight.
Keep the soil moist but not overly wet, the root ball should always remain moist during spring and summer. Give it a thorough watering until water seems down the bottom of your pot. Water approximately every 7-10 days: if you see the soil is dry, it needs water. The more light the plant has the more water it will need. Reduce watering in cooler months to every two weeks and avoid soaking the soil.
Ideal temperature is 55-75°F but can be higher or lower to survive. Keep away from drafty doors or windows. This plant loves warm air and humidity. Normal room humidity is fine but may need extra humidity in the winter. The more light, the more moisture the plant may need and you may want to consider misting the leaves or placing a tray of water nearby for your Creeping Fig to absorb.
This woody vine can reach up to 15' or longer but is a slow grower. It prefers to be fertilized in spring and summer only once a month with a half diluted fertilizer.
This plant likes the be somewhat root bound but does not want it's roots to fill the entire pot. Repot every two years during early spring into a pot 1" larger than the current size.. Any well-draining soil will work when repotting.
You can easily propagate the creeping fig with stem cuttings. Take a cutting off of the plant during the early spring and pot into any well-draining soil. Keep the cutting in a warm, humid environment with bright, indirect light.
Keep away from your children and little furry friends. While it is not really poisonous, if you come intro contact with the milky sap produced by its stems, you may have skin irritation.