Ficus pumila 'Variegata'

Variegated creeping fig

Ficus pumila 'Variegata'

Variegated creeping fig

  • Small-leaved climbing plant
  • Ivy like growth
  • leaves with white variegation
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Description

The Variegated creeping fig covers objects with a dense mat, attaching itself with its roots, just like the ivy (Hedera). In Japan, eastern and southern China and Vietnam, this climbing shrub grows several metres high on trees and rocks. The Creeping Ficus is popular as a houseplant, and in areas without heavy frosts it can also be used as a climbing plant outdoors. If the shoots do not find a way to climb, they grow creeping on the ground. There are several varieties and cultivars of the creeping ficus. Variegata' has leaves with white edges.

Ficus pumila is easy to care for and fast-growing. It has no special requirements for the soil, which should only be loose and rich in nutrients. The Creeping fig is only sensitive to drying out and should be watered regularly. However, waterlogging should be avoided. Direct the shoots to objects where they are to climb, or tie them to them. The roots can only attach themselves badly to very smooth surfaces. The light requirement is moderate, strong lighting or a sunny position in daylight culture is also tolerated. This subtropical plant can be overwintered cold but frost-free or kept at tropical temperatures above 20 °C all year round.

This versatile, small-leaved climber is an ideal plant for terrascaping. Like ivy, the creeping fig covers branches, trunks, rocks and walls, but can also be used as ground cover. It can be easily reduced and shaped by pruning. Although Ficus pumila is primarily a plant of subtropical humid forests that tolerates low temperatures and dry air, it is also suitable for tropical rainforest conditions. The cultivar Ficus pumila 'Variegata' adds an interesting accent with its white-patterned leaves.

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Ficus benjamina 'Variegata'
Cultivation Options In substrate
Growth Height Up to 2 - 3 m as a houseplant, smaller in terrariums
Temperature 18 - 24 °C, not below 16 °C
Humidity 60 - 80 %, high humidity preferred
Light Requirement Bright, indirect light; avoid direct sunlight
Watering Regular, avoid waterlogging; let soil dry off slightly between waterings
Fertilization Bi-monthly during growth with diluted liquid fertilizer
Propagation Cuttings, air layering
Suitable for Tropical climate terrariums, as a structure and hiding plant for small reptiles and amphibians
Cultivation Options
In substrate
Growth Height
Up to 2 - 3 m as a houseplant, smaller in terrariums
Temperature
18 - 24 °C, not below 16 °C
Humidity
60 - 80 %, high humidity preferred
Light Requirement
Bright, indirect light; avoid direct sunlight
Watering
Regular, avoid waterlogging; let soil dry off slightly between waterings
Fertilization
Bi-monthly during growth with diluted liquid fertilizer
Propagation
Cuttings, air layering
Suitable for
Tropical climate terrariums, as a structure and hiding plant for small reptiles and amphibians

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Item no.
192.0083.01
EAN
Weight 0,18 kg
Shipping weight 0,80 kg

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