Creeping Fig Plant

Ficus pumila
Ficus repens

This tiny leafed plant, native to Japan, Vietnam, and China, is an excellent table plant, hanging plant, or climbing plant. Since the fast growing vines of a Creeping Fig easily cling to just about anything, it’s also a great plant for topiaries. The small (1”-2”), thin, delicate, heart- shaped leaves grow on wiry stems. As the plant matures, it develops a dense dark green mat-like look. The beautiful variegated varieties of the Creeping Fig are more difficult to locate than the solid green type but well worth the effort.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants