Plant Care Bellus


3.9 out of 5 (24 experiences)

Bellus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Bellus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Variegated Creeping Fig, Variegated Creeping Fig, Climbing fig, Ficus ripens, creeping fig (not variegated), curly fig, ice caps and String of Frogs


Ficus pumila

How to care for Bellus


How often to water your Bellus

Water needs for Bellus
0.5 cups
every 9

Bellus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bellus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Variegated Creeping Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bellus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bellus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bellus in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bellus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bellus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bellus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Bellus



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Bellus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Bellus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Bellus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Bellus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Bellus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Ojoj65 avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 234 XP
globe Cincinnati, Ohio

Lovely vining growth, airy and delicate, likes brighter light.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Liz.white.121 avatar
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 179 XP
globe Sandown, England

The leaves are naturally quite dry so it’s difficult to tell whether you’re watering it too much or not enough. This guy can survive a fair while without watering though, and perks up quickly! Some fronds brown really easily but if you keep an eye on it, it’s a beautiful trailing plant which I love to drape on my bookshelf! 📚

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Gabooty avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 82 XP
globe Cortland, New York

Super easy care! On par with a succulent in terms of ease

Survivor Survivor
Sezza avatar
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 625 XP

I think I over watered it ahaha

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 149 XP
globe Omaha, Nebraska

very easy and nice to look at

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Soul avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 99 XP

I keep mine in the shower, needs bright indirect and humidity. I rotate it every time I water so the leaves don’t grow all one direction.

Fast grower Fast grower
Destinyyyy avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 439 XP

It’s really nice

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Ava avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Zumbrota, Minnesota

idk guys i really like this plant although after a while it completely dried up so i’m working on fixing it.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Maddiemledford avatar
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 590 XP
globe Eau Claire, Wisconsin

This plant genuinely hates me

Browns easily Browns easily
Alex avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 4,061 XP
globe New York

I want to like these plants so much because they’re cool climbers, but they brown pretty easily. They need to be watered every 1-3 days depending on environment (sunlight, pot size).

Browns easily Browns easily
Liam avatar
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 692 XP
globe Lake Forest, California

cute baby <3

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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 60 XP
globe Amityville, New York


Survivor Survivor

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