Ficus pumila (Climbing Fig)

ficus pumila hanging baskets 200 mm
ficus pumila hanging baskets 200 mm
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Ficus pumila (Climbing Fig)

Regular price $14.30
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Ficus pumila is a self-supporting, robust creeper with young, appealing, green leaves that is small and attractive. Will quickly cover walls but may also loosen roof tiles and harm wooden fences. To prevent less appealing mature leaves, prune frequently. Make sure your area has not designated it as an environmental weed. It is best to grow plants in wet, well-drained soil that receives full sun to part shade. Position in a frost-free area and shelter from wind are required. Wear a face mask, goggles, and skin protection when pruning because sap and dust can irritate the skin.

Ficus plants have extremely invasive roots so, in urban gardens, it is strongly advisable to keep them in pots or containers rather than planting them in the ground. 

Light requirement: Part sun/part shade and Bright indirect sunlight

Water requirement: Low

Watering frequency: Water when the top 5-10 cm of the potting mix is dry to the touch. Do not overwater to prevent root rot.

Soil: For pots: premium-quality potting mix in pots that have good drainage. For the ground, well draining loam with pH between 6 - 6.5.

Skill level: Expert

Growth rate: Fast

Suitable for containers: Yes

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: High

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally trouble free

Mature height: 300 cm

Mature width: 300 cm

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Green with light green new growth

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

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Fruit: Insignificant

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