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Creeping Ficus
Scientific Name: Ficus pumila L.
Synonym:
Family: Moraceae
Creeping Ficus (Ficus  pumila) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-32
USDA: 9,10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Partial shade, light shade

Origin: China, Vietnam, Japan, Australia.

Growth Habits: Self attaching vine, will grow slowly to cover any size of house; immature leaves elliptical, 1 inch long; mature leaves, oblong, leathery, up to 4 inches long (10 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular moderate watering for optimum growth

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings under mist, offsets


Creeping Ficus (Ficus  pumila)

Cultural Practices:
Plant anytime. Cutting the plant to the ground after planting is the only way to try to make it attach faster. The plant might take a year to attach by itself. As soon as the plant is attached, it starts growing much faster, and the leaves become bigger, up to 3-4 inches long. It is probably better to cut the plant to the ground every few year, to prevent it to become too invasive.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Large yellowish inedible figs.


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