Ficus pumila, ficus repens
The creeping fig is an evergreen climbing species which you might have seen crawling up the walls of large mansions or a quaint house in the country. Indoors they’re best grown in a hanging basket, or given something to attach to and climb. There are a number of varieties of this fast growing species such as the miminma, variegata and others which have smaller variegated leaves than the all green pumila.  Sold in 2" pot.

 

The F. pumila is very easy to grow and maintain (if anything it's hard to stop them growing), but it does need to be pruned to keep it at a size suitable for the place it resides indoors. The good news you can prune these as much as you like, which is best done in spring.

 

Light:    Avoid direct sunlight and provide a brightly lit setting. It will also tolerate low lighting conditions.
Watering:    When you water the plant give it a thorough watering until water seeps through the bottom (during spring and summer) of the container and allow the soil to stay slightly moist. After giving the plant a thorough watering remove excess water from the tray under the container to prevent causing root rot. During the winter water much less without soaking the soil.
Soil:    Most well draining and aerated potting soil mixes will suffice.

Poisonous for pets:    Toxic to cats and dogs.

Variegated Creeping Fig

$4.00Price
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