Ficus pumila | Creeping Fig
Ficus pumila originates from East Asia. Pumila is Latin for “dwarf”, and this plants tiny leaves make it popular for growing in terrariums.
(Including Nursery Pot)
6" Nursery Pot: 10" H x 10" W
The Creeping Fig thrives in consistent medium to bright, indirect or filtered light. Turn your plant every so often in order to encourage even growth. Creeping Fig can tolerate lower light, but growth may become sparse or leggy.
Water and Soil
Allow the top 1.5" or so of soil to dry before watering Creeping Fig. This thin leaved plant is prone to both overwatering and underwatering, so aim for keeping the soil lightly moist, never bone dry or soggy. Ficus pumila needs a well-draining soil. Something that is heavy in perlite and peat moss will work nicely.
Temperature and Humidity
This plant prefers a warm, room-temperature setting between 60 and 80 degrees F. This plant can withstand lower temperatures when grown outdoors, and in a dormancy period, but should not be exposed to severe temperature drops as an indoor plant. Avoid placing your plant near heating vents which may dry out your Creeping Fig. Ficus pumila does not require high humidity, but will certainly appreciate it. This plant would love to be kept in a sunny bathroom or kitchen where it can benefit from the added humidity.
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