Plant Care Bellus


3.9 out of 5 (28 experiences)

Bellus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Bellus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Bellus

Did you know that all plants in the Ficus genus produce figs? In fact, the word Ficus quite literally means figs! Even cooler, all figs are pollinated by tiny wasps that use the fruits as a safe place to raise their young. 🐝 Ficus plants also contain latex which emerges as a milky sap when twigs are broken. This latex makes them toxic, so be sure to keep a close eye out if you have children or pets!


Ficus pumila

Also known as

Creeping Fig, Creeping Fig, Climbing Fig, Ficus ripens, Curly Fig, Ice Caps and String of Frogs

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 Creeping Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bellus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bellus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bellus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

Difficulty Level

Bellus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Bellus



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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 10
Bellus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Bellus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Bellus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
@strawberrymoon avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 16,880 XP

ridiculously easy plant!! keeps their variegation even in lower light (there’ll be less but it’s still there) , i water them around the same time as i water my pilea :) they don’t seem picky about anything tbh and they grow very fast

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@Growingforbuns avatar
leaf-1 97 Plants
xp 2,866 XP
globe Chicago, IL

Super cute plant. I love the look of it and the trailing leaves are beautiful. Pretty easy to care for too. I have mine under a grow light in the winter and in a pot with good drainage watering it every week.

@ojoj65 avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 384 XP
globe Cincinnati, OH

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@liz.white.121 avatar
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 208 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
Browns easily Browns easily
@Gabooty avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 82 XP
globe Cortland, NY

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

Survivor Survivor
@Sezza avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 1,304 XP

I think I over watered it ahaha

Browns easily Browns easily
@mollylphillips avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 149 XP
globe Omaha, NE

very easy and nice to look at

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@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, MN

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

@Maddiemledford avatar
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 815 XP
globe Eau Claire, WI

This plant genuinely hates me

Browns easily Browns easily
@alex avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 8,991 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 19 Plants
xp 1,266 XP
globe Lake Forest, CA

cute baby <3

Regina avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 77 XP
globe Amityville, NY


Survivor Survivor

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