Ficus pumila


Creeping fig

Evergreen climbing plant supported by aerial roots, its spread depends upon the available support. The young leaves are bright green, heart-shaped and 2-3cm long. Mature leaves are ovate, leathery and 5-7cm long. The fruit are round and 6cm long, turning from orange to red-purple when mature.


Ornamental climber suitable for hedges or to cover walls and fences. Also grown as a pot plant.


Suitable for full sun or semi-shade in warm and tropical climates. Also grown as an indoor plant. Prefers fertile, moist and well-drained soil, but avoid overwatering pot plants. Frost sensitive, but can be grown in temperate climates. Prune regularly to maintain shape and promote immature leaves. Propagate by seed, cuttings or aerial layering. Susceptible to Two Spotted Mite. Can be invasive.


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