Creeping Fig


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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.

🌱 Care Level – Easy: Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila) is a hardy and vigorous plant, great for beginners and those looking for low-maintenance greenery.

🐾 Pet-Friendly – Warning: Toxic to pets if ingested, can cause irritation of the mouth and stomach. Best to keep out of reach.

☀️ Light – Bright, Indirect: Prefers bright, indirect light. Can tolerate some shade but may grow less vigorously.

💧 Water – Moderate: Water when the top inch of soil becomes dry. Avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot.

🌫️ Humidity – Moderate to High: Thrives in a humid environment, making it a good choice for bathrooms or kitchens.

🌡️ Temperature – Moderate: Enjoys temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). Protect from drafts and extreme temperatures.

🌍 Hardiness Zones – 9-11: Can be grown outdoors in these zones. Often used as a ground cover or wall climber in warm climates.

🌿 Fertilizing – Light: Fertilize lightly every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

🪴 Re-potting – Every 2-3 Years: Re-pot to refresh the soil and provide more room for growth, using a well-draining soil mix.

🧹 Cleaning – Occasional: Dust leaves regularly to keep the plant healthy and attractive. Use a soft, damp cloth.

🌱 Propagation – Stem Cuttings: Easily propagated by stem cuttings. Root in water or soil to start new plants.

🌎 Origin – East Asia: Native to East Asia, the Creeping Fig is a popular choice for adding a touch of green to walls, fences, and indoor spaces.

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