Plant Care Creeping Fig

Creeping Fig

3.9 out of 5 (28 experiences)

Creeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Creeping Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Creeping Fig

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!

Taxonomy

Ficus pumila
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

Also known as

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

How to care for Creeping Fig

Water

How often to water your Creeping Fig

Water needs for Creeping Fig
0.5 cups
every 9

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 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 Creeping Fig in your home

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

Creeping Fig love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Creeping Fig does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Creeping Fig

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Creeping Fig 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!


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Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
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Native Region
Flowers
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Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Creeping Fig

Creeping Fig

Creeping Fig


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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

Creeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Creeping Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Creeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Creeping Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Strawberrymoon avatar
@Strawberrymoon
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 16,699 XP
03/29/2022

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
@Growingforbuns
leaf-1 97 Plants
xp 2,866 XP
globe Chicago, IL
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 384 XP
globe Cincinnati, OH
09/24/2021

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
@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
Browns easily Browns easily
Gabooty avatar
@Gabooty
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 82 XP
globe Cortland, NY
07/17/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Sezza avatar
@Sezza
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 1,118 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, NE
06/09/2021

very easy and nice to look at

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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, MN
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.

Maddiemledford avatar
@Maddiemledford
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 815 XP
globe Eau Claire, WI
05/11/2021

This plant genuinely hates me

Browns easily Browns easily
Alex avatar
@Alex
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 7,924 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 19 Plants
xp 1,266 XP
globe Lake Forest, CA
03/03/2021

cute baby <3

Regina avatar
@Regina
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 77 XP
globe Amityville, NY
03/02/2021

Resilient

Survivor Survivor

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