Creeping Fig Plant
Vigorous growing dense branches cling firmly to any surface.
Creeping fig plant. Ficus pumila commonly known as the creeping fig or climbing fig is a species of flowering plant in the mulberry family native to east asia china japan vietnam and naturalized in parts of the southeastern and south central united states. Since the fast growing vines of a creeping fig easily cling to just about anything it s also a great plant for topiaries. Just plant the creeping fig next to a vertical structure and it will be completely covered in green foliage in 3 5 years. Cold and heat tolerant the creeping fig is a very durable plant that can attach itself to a wide range of surfaces.
It can be grown in terrariums or used as a ground cover in. This tiny leafed plant native to japan vietnam and china is an excellent table plant hanging plant or climbing plant. Home plant catalog creeping fig. It s an excellent choice for walls fence covers and trellises due to its rapid and aggressive growth rate.
Tiny and tough ficus pumila is a dwarf member of the ficus family. Creeping fig vine also known as fig ivy creeping ficus and climbing fig is a popular ground and wall cover in warmer parts of the country and a lovely houseplant in cooler areas. Creeping fig vine is often sold as a houseplant. Plant creeping fig against a wall where you can t spare the square footage for a shrub or a hedge.
As it grows creeping fig will latch onto a vertical surface with tiny tendrils and can be trained by pruning to stay flat. Repens unlike its larger woody stemmed cousins which want to grow into towering trees the f. Pumila sometimes also called f. Creeping fig is an evergreen plant that will help you decorate fences walls and pillars.
Prune the mature. Creeping fig as a houseplant. Most well draining and aerated potting soil mixes will suffice. The creeping fig does like to be pot bound to a certain degree.
Pumila is a mostly well behaved vining plant. It is also found in cultivation as a houseplant the etymology of the species name corresponds to the latin word pumilus meaning dwarf and refers to the. Creeping fig ficus pumila. Small leathery dark green leaves mature into large thick leaves.
A handsome choice for climbing walls pillars arbors and fences. During the winter water much less without soaking the soil. There are more than 850 members of the ficus genus. Among them are several species commonly available for indoor gardeners including the creeping fig or f.
As its name suggests the creeping fig can literally cover up everything. Creeping fig plant ficus pumila makes a wonderful addition to the home and the garden.