Plant Care Variegated Creeping Fig

Variegated Creeping Fig

4.0 out of 5 (25 experiences)

Variegated Creeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Variegated Creeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Ficus pumila
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

How to care for Variegated Creeping Fig

Water

How often to water your Variegated Creeping Fig

Water needs for Variegated Creeping Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated Creeping Fig 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 Variegated Creeping Fig

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Variegated Creeping Fig in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variegated Creeping Fig: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Variegated Creeping Fig 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Variegated Creeping Fig

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Variegated Creeping Fig: 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 Variegated Creeping Fig after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Variegated Creeping Fig is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Variegated Creeping Fig

Variegated Creeping Fig

Variegated Creeping Fig


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Variegated Creeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Variegated Creeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Variegated Creeping Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Variegated Creeping Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Variegated Creeping Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Growingforbuns avatar
@Growingforbuns
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 538 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
11/14/2021

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
@Ojoj65
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 348 XP
globe Cincinnati, Ohio
09/24/2021

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
@Liz.white.121
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 208 XP
globe Sandown, England
07/30/2021

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
@Gabooty
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 82 XP
globe Cortland, New York
07/17/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Sezza avatar
@Sezza
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 706 XP
07/14/2021

I think I over watered it ahaha

Browns easily Browns easily
Mollylphillips avatar
@Mollylphillips
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 149 XP
globe Omaha, Nebraska
06/09/2021

very easy and nice to look at

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Soul avatar
@Soul
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 99 XP
05/26/2021

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
@Destinyyyy
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 439 XP
05/20/2021

It’s really nice

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Ava avatar
@Ava
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Zumbrota, Minnesota
05/18/2021

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
@Maddiemledford
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 646 XP
globe Eau Claire, Wisconsin
05/11/2021

This plant genuinely hates me

Browns easily Browns easily
Alex avatar
@Alex
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 4,073 XP
globe New York
05/01/2021

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
@Liam
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 711 XP
globe Lake Forest, California
03/03/2021

cute baby <3

Regina avatar
@Regina
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Amityville, New York
03/02/2021

Resilient

Survivor Survivor

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