Ficus Repens, Ficus Pumila, Wagh Nakhi, Creeping Fig – Plant
Creeping fig has small, heart-shaped leaves that densely cover its long stems. Its growing habits make it a versatile plant indoors.
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Creeping fig has small, heart-shaped leaves that densely cover its long stems. Its growing habits make it a versatile plant indoors. To show off its thickly leafed vines, put this trailing, climbing, creeping ficus plant in a hanging basket.
Better yet, you can train its aerial roots to sink into a moss support, trellis or topiary. Tie it loosely to a support with florist’s wire and this climbing fig will readily take hold.
Water thoroughly when potting mix is dry 1 inch down. Reduce water in the winter when growth has slowed. Yellow leaves are a sign of over-watering.
Prune it back
Creeping fig is fast-growing and needs some help from you to shape it or train it. Prune off new stems regularly to encourage branching and to shape them as they grow. Pruning up to one-third in spring will keep the plant compact.
This creeping ficus house plant prefers to be slightly pot-bound. Repot every 3 years, moving to a pot 1 size larger or keep it in the same pot and just give it fresh potting mix.