Ficus pumila, commonly known as Creeping Fig, is a vigorous and fast-growing evergreen climber that self-attaches to various surfaces, including walls and trellises, through adhesive aerial rootlets. This versatile plant is adorned with rich green, ovate, heart-shaped leaves that measure up to 5 cm in length. In its fruit-bearing form, the foliage becomes elliptic, thicker and shinier, with leaves extending up to 10 cm. The plant may also produce pear-shaped purple fruits that are 5cm long, although these are rare on indoor plants. Creeping Fig is ideal for both indoor and outdoor settings, thriving in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils. It can grow up to 3-4.5m tall and 1-1.8m wide.
The plant is virtually disease-free but should be monitored for pests like red spider mites, thrips, mealybugs and scale insects, especially when grown indoors. It is also toxic to dogs, cats and horses. Whether you're looking to cover a wall or trellis, or searching for a low-maintenance ground cover, Ficus pumila is an excellent choice
Auckland customers: Due to the Regional Pest Management Plan, we are unable to supply this species to you.
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