The creeping fig is an evergreen climbing species which you might have seen crawling up the walls of large mansions or a quaint house in the country. Indoors they’re best grown in a hanging basket, or given something to attach to and climb.
There are a number of varieties of this fast growing species such as the miminma, variegata and others which have smaller variegated leaves than the all green pumila.
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|Light:||Avoid direct sunlight and provide a brightly lit setting. It will also tolerate low lighting conditions.|
|Watering:||When you water the plant give it a thorough watering until water seeps through the bottom (during spring and summer) of the container and allow the soil to stay slightly moist. After giving the plant a thorough watering remove excess water from the tray under the container to prevent causing root rot. During the winter water much less without soaking the soil.|
|Soil:||Most well draining and aerated potting soil mixes will suffice.|
|Re-Potting:||The creeping fig does like to be pot bound to a certain degree. However, it likes to spread it's roots just like it does outdoors and in it's natural habitat, so you are best to re-pot it every two years and cut back roots which are outside the main root section. If you're increasing the pot size and want the plant to grow more you do not need to cut back any roots. Cutting back roots should be done during spring when pruning is done.|