Not only does creeping fig not require rich soil, it also is less aggressive and easier to contain when it is planted in dry, less fertile soil. Creeping fig will grow in almost any light conditions from shade to sun.


Keep the soil moist but never soggy. The leaves of a ficus pumila deteriorate if the soil is allowed to repeatedly dry out. Reduce water during the winter. Fertilize monthly in the spring, summer, and fall with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength.


These plants are toxic to cats and dogs if eaten. They are great air purifiers. 


The Creeping Fig is another favorite foliage plant for air cleaning and for interesting textured leaves. 

Creeping Fig / Ficus Pumila Heartshape

  • A single Ficus Pumila in a 10cm plastic pot. As plants are from nature and no two plants are the same, your plant may vary from the image.