Ficus Ice Caps (Ficus pumila) is also known as Creeping Fig or Climbing Fig. This vigorous evergreen plant is equally at home as a potted indoor plant where it's almost unkillable nature is highly sought after, or as an incredibly tough outdoor plant where it's ability to climb and sucker is highly prized.
Will do best in a well lit position with lots of bright indirect light. It can handle some direct sun in winter but protect from direct sun in summer.
It’s important to keep up a regular watering routine. In summer you want to keep the soil moist but let it dry out slightly between waterings. To monitor this, you can use your finger to poke into the top 5 cm of potting mix and feel the soil moisture level before watering. If it feels particularly wet, let it dry out for longer. Over watering can lead to fungal issues or root rot. Try watering a once a week, but always testing the soil first to see if watering is necessary. During winter, when the plant isn’t in an active growing phase you should reduce watering frequency and use tepid/room temperature water.
Ficus will appreciate a moderate level of humidity to prevent leaves from browning at the edges.
Please note - we do not ship our plants or pots. Pick up ONLY is available from Botany on Oats @ The Carlisle Collective. (Address: 134 Oats St, Carlisle, WA 6101)