How to grow Ficus pumila

Ficus pumila grow and care – vine or shrub of the genus Ficus also known as Creeping fig, Ficus pumila perennial evergreen or deciduous, used as ornamental hedge drought tolerant and also as house plant or bonsai, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+.

Leaves color green in ovate shape, the plant can cover walls.

Ficus pumila flower

Flower color green grow in inflorescence hollow fig structure, that the flowers inside the fig

Fruit Not edible purple-green fruit use for orFicus pumilantal 4-8 cm.

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How to grow Ficus pumila growing and care:

Well-drained soil, Trellising or wall to climb

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but if there is not pollinators need to graft

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, but only if there the specific fig wasp or larva, aggressive

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Spider mite, thrips

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design, if climbing on the wall everything that goes out of the wall

Size of the plant?
2-5 m, 6-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Fig shape flower grow in inflorescence hollow fig structure, that the flowers inside the fig

Scientific name:

Ficus pumila

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