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Description

Wall creeper Botanically known as Ficus pumila from Moraceae family. Common names are Ficus Repens, Creeping Fig, wall creeper etc. It is a perennial semi-evergreen vine & it requires wall or surface for growing over it.  It can be grown in big pots/containers but it's better to directly plant it into the ground for more vigours growth. The shoots grow close to the wall by clasping the surface with nodal roots. Effectively covers bare walls with small green leaves.

As the common name, "creeping fig" indicates, the plant has a creeping/vining habit and is often used in gardens and landscapes where it covers the ground and climbs up trees and walls. It is hardy down to 1 °C and does not tolerate frost. Therefore in temperate regions is often seen as a houseplant. It is fast-growing and requires little in the way of care.

It is a vigours, fast-growing, woody evergreen, climbing vine. A handsome choice for climbing walls, pillars, and for covering unsightly fences. Small leathery dark green leaves mature into large, thick ovate, heart-shaped leaves; prune the mature foliage to promote new juvenile growth.

MAXIMUM HEIGHT - It's growth are unlimited, but normally grow more than 12 meter height.

BLOOMING YEAR - It is mainly grown for it's foliage purpose, it's flower are invisible.

GROWING TIPS - It can grow almost in all type of soil and it can easily grown in any Indian Climatic condition.

  • Plants grow very quickly and should be given wall like surface or tree trunk to grow over it.
  • For fast growth it needs support, the more support it will grow very quickly.
  • It can grow either in full sunlight or partial sunlight is also okay to grow.
  • For lush green & bushy appearance better to plant it directly in the soil.
  • After 1 month transplant it into your permanent location in full bright light condition.
  • Do regular pruning in order to make good shape.

INSIDE THE BOX

S.No. PRODUCT NAME DIMENSION
1. Wall Creeper Plant Less than 1 ft
2. Growing Pot (Black color)  6 Inch

*above specifications are for indicative purpose only, actual dimensions may slightly vary.

PLANT CARE  

LIGHT CONDITION - It requires minimum more than 3 hours of Direct Sunlight. It can also grow in semi shade to shade also.

WATERING SCHEDULE - Water when the top soil(2-3 inch) feels dry to touch. Always maintain moisture near the root zone.

SOIL TYPE - The soil should be well drained, fertile & rich in organic content.

FERTILIZER APPLICATION - Initially upto 1 year apply any organic fertilizer once in a month. After that apply 2-3 times in a year.

PLANT PROTECTION - Do regular pruning of the plant in order to maintain good required shape. Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants. Generally it is not affected by any pest & disease incase for any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

 

 INITIAL CARE FOR 10-15 DAYS JUST AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PLANT 

  1. Remove the Packaging Materials carefully.
  2. Press the soil in the pot & add additional soil(garden mix) if necessary.
  3. Maintain moisture in the pot, Do not over water it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
  4. Provide support with stick/moss stick(vine plant) in order to make straight growth, for needed plant only.
  5. Make sure that plants get enough morning direct bright light for 10-15 days & do not go for immediate transplanting(minimum 1 month)
  6. Just prune if any branch of the plant is get damaged in transist. New leaves will come very fast.