Ice Caps - Ficus pumila
Ice Caps - Ficus pumila
Ice Caps - Ficus pumila
Ice Caps - Ficus pumila
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Ice Caps - Ficus pumila

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There are more than 850 members of the Ficus genus, many of which have become popular houseplants for many decades—and for good reason. Not only are they attractive and easy to grow, but they're also excellent and relatively hardy houseplants that can withstand a variety of different settings and even a certain degree of benign neglect.

Among the most popular picks is ficus pumila, otherwise known as creeping fig. Unlike its larger, woody-stemmed cousins, which want to grow into towering trees, creeping fig is a mostly well-behaved vining plant. Native to Asia, it can be grown in terrariums or used as a ground cover in larger pots, where it will prettily cascade over the sides of the pot.

Creeping fig is an eager climber and can withstand aggressive trimming much more than finicky varieties like English ivy. It's best planted in fall and will grow slowly at first, picking up pace as it matures. It can eventually reach lengths of up to 15 feet in length.

Lighting: Creeping fig plants prefer a bright spot in your home but do not like direct sunlight. In general, you should aim to give your plant six to eight hours of diffused, indirect light each day. They can also survive in low-light conditions for a bit of time, but will definitely grow more slowly and potentially drop some of their leaves.

Watering: Keep your plant steadily moist, but don't allow it to sit in water. The soil should be allowed to dry out before watering again. Generally, you should water your creeping fig regularly (about once a week) during its growing season, but tapper off your cadence come fall and winter. If you notice the plant's leaves browning or dropping from the plant, it's probably getting too much water.

Size: Up to 50cm

Pot size: 130mm 

 

** Individual plants will vary. Photo/s are an example of the plant you will receive.

Plants sold in their plastic nursery pots. Will be posted bare rooted.

Info source: thespruce.com

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