- Size (Can grow to) – Medium 20-50cm
- Growth Habit – Creeping/Vining
- Position – Bright Light
- Watering – Low
The Ficus pumila, commonly called Creeping or Climbing Fig, is native to East Asia. As the name indicates it's a vigorous, climbing fig that attaches itself to surfaces by means of aerial roots.
It has crinkly, heart-shaped juvenile leaves on fine stems which adhere closely to its support. When the plant matures it starts to produce large, leathery adult foliage on horizontal, woody branches.
Mature plants also produce yellowish-green, inedible figs.
The Creeping fig is very hardy and drought tolerant once established. Prune to control rampant growth and to remove horizontal branches which stand out from the support and produce unattractive adult foliage.