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Variegated Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila 'Variegata'

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Variegated Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila 'Variegata') at Sargent's Nursery

Variegated Creeping Fig foliage

Variegated Creeping Fig foliage

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Variegated Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila 'Variegata') at Sargent's Nursery

Variegated Creeping Fig in full

Variegated Creeping Fig in full

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 


This variety is a vigorous climber that will scale any porous surface; it will ascend indoor walls or trellises located in bright areas

Features & Attributes

Variegated Creeping Fig's attractive heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in color with showy white variegation throughout the year on a plant with a spreading habit of growth.

This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Variegated Creeping Fig can be expected to grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 50 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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