Plant Care Variegated Creeping Fig
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Variegated Creeping Fig

3.9 out of 5 (18 experiences)

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

Also known as

Climbing fig, Ficus ripens, Bellus, creeping fig (not variegated) and curly fig

Taxonomy

Ficus pumila
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

What other plant parents say

Variegated Creeping Fig has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Variegated Creeping Fig has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Variegated Creeping Fig has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Variegated Creeping Fig has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Variegated Creeping Fig has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Robertplantinson avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Variegated Creeping Fig named Orwell by Robertplantinson on Greg, the plant care app
06/18/2021

Such a cute and unique plant to add to your room or maybe collection! They are rather hardy and have a different look to them, sort of eye catching. I would completely recommend this plant if you are…

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@Alex
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Variegated Creeping Fig named Adelie by Alex on Greg, the plant care app
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).

Soul avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Variegated Creeping Fig named Osmo by Soul on Greg, the plant care app
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.

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@Ava
Zumbrota, MN
Rating of the plant Variegated Creeping Fig named calliope by Ava on Greg, the plant care app
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.

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@Molly
Omaha, NE
Rating of the plant Variegated Creeping Fig named Paula by Molly on Greg, the plant care app
06/09/2021

very easy and nice to look at

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@Liam
Lake Forest, CA
Rating of the plant Variegated Creeping Fig named darwin by Liam on Greg, the plant care app
03/03/2021

cute baby <3

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@Regina
Amityville, NY
Rating of the plant Variegated Creeping Fig named Fern by Regina on Greg, the plant care app
03/02/2021

Resilient

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.

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

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.

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.

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