Variegated Ficus Repens (Pumila)

Plant Care Instructions*

Plant Care*:

The pumila is a tough plant and grows well in temperatures from 55 - 75°F (13 - 24°C (can be higher or lower and survive).

Avoid direct sunlight and provide a brightly lit setting. It will also tolerate low lighting conditions.

When you water the plant give it a thorough watering until water seeps through the bottom (during Spring and Summer) of the container and allow the soil to stay slightly moist. After giving the plant a thorough watering remove excess water from the tray under the container to prevent causing root rot. During the winter water much less without soaking the soil.

Most well-draining and aerated potting soil mixes will suffice.

Feed with a diluted balanced fertilizer from spring every 2 weeks and stop at the end of August then start again at the beginning of spring.

The creeping fig does like to be pot bound to a certain degree. However, it likes to spread its roots just like it does outdoors and in its natural habitat, so you are best to re-pot it every two years and cut back roots which are outside the main root section. If you're increasing the pot size and want the plant to grow more you do not need to cut back any roots. Cutting back roots should be done during Spring when pruning is done.

Normal room humidity is fine.

* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.

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