Variegated creeping fig

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Botanical name:- Ficus pumila

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Scientific nameFicus pumila
NameVariegated creeping fig
WateringOnce per week and keep moist
PestsAphids, mealy bugs, scale insects and spider mites
Pet friendlinessToxic to pets and humans
LightBright, indirect light
Temperature18-24 °C
Humidity50-60% mist if needed
Pot requirementGood drainage and repot every 1-2 years
Plant height150-400 cm
Potting mixPotting soil / Red soil / Manure / Perlite
NutritionApply manure once in fortnight and NPK in next fortnight
Pruning & trainingRemove dead and diseased leaves with sterile shears
Common color & seasonN/a
DescriptionA very common creeper in tropical countries originating in asia, the creeping fig is a vigorous, self clinging, evergreen vine that attaches itself to surfaces via aerial rootlets. Its small leaves are heart shaped in their juvenile state, forming an interesting pattern on a wall, while the plant is still young; later, the leaves become much larger, up to 10 cm long, oblong and leathery, when mature. The vine will then cover large areas of the wall completely and quickly. A mature plant will reach 5 metres and more and develop woody branches which stand out up to 60 cm from a wall. Flowers are insignificant and rare, as are the fig like but inedible fruits which occasionally appear on plants throughout the year. F. Pumila will climb on most surfaces and is good on trellises, in shady locations especially on north- or east-facing walls, where it grows best in gulf regions. Morning sun is tolerated. Propagation is by seed, cuttings or offsets. Best in fertile garden soil, it is sometimes subject to root knot nematodes and root rot. Frost damage is caused at –10°C, but the vine will survive with warmth radiated from a supporting wall. It requires moderate, but regular irrigation. Maintenance is low, but the plant can become a nuisance if it gets out of control and it can be difficult to remove from a wall top heavy plants, on the other hand, may peel away. It can be cut to the ground to encourage new juvenile growth or to prevent it becoming too invasive. The variety ‘minima’ retains the small leaf form for a longer period

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