The Creeping Fig, also known as Ficus pumila, is a small creeping member of the fig family that is often sold as a hanging or trailing plant. In the wild, it spreads across the ground and also climbs up trees and walls – aided by secretions of sticky latex that harden and set like glue, sticking the plant to the surface.
Ficus pumila has small leaves (pumila means ‘dwarf’) and some varieties are attractively variegated. The plant is also surprisingly hardy and can survive in temperatures down to approx. 5C. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.