Removing climbing vines from walls. Drill a hole at one end of the wall near the bottom of the wall. My current plant has been growing 7 years and covers only a small portion of the room, but then it’s in a very shady location with no direct sunlight. Creeping Fig climbing a wall Creeping Fig Features: An Overview. This plant will attach itself much of the time to walls or can be held to the wall several different ways. Common names are Ficus Repens, Creeping Fig, wall creeper etc. Propagation. The leaves of this plant are tiny and press against the wall or ceiling, with the result that several guests thought I’d painted a climbing plant on the wall. Ficus pumila 'Creeping Fig' prefers part to full sun. Creeping Fig Vine in the Garden. Other than watering, creeping fig requires little maintenance. And it's highly unlikely your indoor plant will ever bloom or yield fruit. Sep 24, 2012 - Explore simone maher's board "Creeping Fig" on Pinterest. If you want to keep your Ficus pu… Do this once every 4 to 5 days in a sunny or hot room, once a week or so in a darker or cooler one. Everyone knows you can grow climbing plants – Boston ivy, Virginia creeper, climbing hydrangea, etc. --Ficus pumila 'Creeping Fig' is a clinging vine that can eventually cover wall, arbors, fences or any other structure that it comes in contact with. I know it looks great but consider the next owners. How to Divide a Room With Bamboo-Style Curtains, How to Replace Bathroom Wallpaper With Paint, Southern Living: Low-Cost Charm: Creeping Fig, California Invasive Plant Council: California Invasive Plant Inventory Database, University of Florida Cooperative Extension: Ficus pumila, National Gardening Organization: Vines to Cover Stucco Walls, Sunset: How to Make a Wire Espalier for a Garden Wall, How to Remove Wall Mildew From Behind a Refrigerator. Since your creeping fig will be growing in the same pot for the rest of its life (I don’t see how you’d ever be able to repot a plant that clings to a wall! Creeping fig (Ficus pumila) often grows on freestanding walls or covers an entire wall of a home. Creeping fig will grow under most light conditions, from bright sun to deep shade, although it grows much faster in a sunny spot. Creeping figs prefer evenly moist soil. Will creeping fig damage walls? I’ve only ever tried using the original form of creeping fig (Ficus pumila) on walls, that is, the species itself. It can also be used as a groundcover. ... Plant in shaded entryways, under covered patio and on protected fences and freestanding walls. It conducts its coverage rather efficiently – if you’re tending to its needs, it will cover your average wall within two to three years . They tend to grow more horizontally, at least at first, and also grow more slowly than the upright ones. A couple of sites even scream it is toxic (and warn you about spines it does not have.) Creeping figs will attach themselves to any surface. To create a wall for creeping fig, you need only choose an existing structure made of stone or concrete that receives the proper amount of sun. I’ve experimenting with creeping fig (Ficus pumila) as an indoor wall cover for about 35 years.I’d seen it used as a wall climber in several public greenhouses, notably in Longwood Gardens and Meadowbrook Farms in Pennsylvania and in the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken in Brussels, not to forget in the sales area of Logee’s Greenhouses in Connecticut. As for pruning, you’ll want to control where the plant goes, as it will wander pretty much anywhere if you let it. In a tight space, creeping fig vines will cover a fence with a flat green curtain of heart-shaped leaves. Creeping Fig Care. 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