Also known as
Kruipvy (Afr.), Creeping fig, Climbing fig, Creeping rubber plant, Fig
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Tickey Creeper Overview
Ficus pumila wants to stay moist between waterings but not damp and wants to live in a brightish spot out of direct sunlight. Ficus pumila is a neat, self-clinging, evergreen climber with dark green leaves commonly known as tickey creeper, climbing fig or creeping fig. Nearer the growing tip, the leaves are brighter green and smaller, with branches becoming woody as they age. It is an excellent climber, initially slow growing, picks up once it is settled. Good for covering walls, but keep away from house foundations. Can be used as a ground cover and is often grown as a houseplant for the attractive leaves.
Tickey Creeper Companion Plants
Best planted on it's own as it has a strong root system.
How to harvest Tickey Creeper
How to propagate Tickey Creeper
Sow seed in spring directly into soil.
Take softwood and leaf cuttings in spring and summer.
Air layering in summer.
Special features of Tickey Creeper
Can be grown as a ground cover.
Other uses of Tickey Creeper
This is suitable indoor plant for a Terraria.
It is often used in gardens and landscapes where it covers the ground and climbs up walls.