Ficus pumila

  • Ficus pumila
  • Ficus pumila
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The climbing or creeping fig is a vigorous, climbing fig that clings to surfaces and with its aerial roots. With courrigated heart-shaped eaves on tender stems. As the plant matures it produces large, leathery foliage on horizontal, woody branches with decortaive fruit.


Adapts to most soil types and is hardy and drought tolerant once established. Prune to control rampant growth and to remove horizontal branches which stand out from the support and produce unattractive adult foliage. Regularly prune to control excessive growth and remove woody stems that grow out from main form of plant.

Landscape Uses

Works well in pots or as hanging plants with its long fine tendrils.