Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila

A vigorous tropical evergreen vine, able to climb most surfaces with reaching, aerial roots. Foliage emerges light green, heart-shaped, delicate, and glossy, and matures to become oval-shaped, leathery, and dark emerald. While this species is widely kept as a houseplant, it’s also a popular selection to cover unsightly surfaces, walls, and fences. Outdoor plants sporadically develop inedible, pear shaped fruits.


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Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila
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Approximate size upon delivery*

1 gallon, 16"h x 4"w:3 / 5 gallon, 36"h x 10"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features

Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.