Creeping Fig

How to Prune and Propogate a Ficus Pumila(creeping Fig) for Growing Indoors


TanGardens added on November 4, 2017 | Answered

New indoor gardener here! How should I prune this Ficus Pumila so that it grows into a bushy happy looking plant indoors? I also want to take some cuttings and grow more of them so how do I do that? Submitting here a photo with markings on where I could prune/take cuttings(Stem 1, Point A etc.). As you can see, there are some pretty empty looking stems with just a few leaves on the top, maybe i could take cutting from those? Ive uploaded another picture on what i hope it would one day look like... It would be great if i could take cuttings from what I prune, killing two birds with one stone. Thank you!


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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on November 4, 2017

You can take cuttings. Basically, if you want more mature cuttings you will take the cutting further down the stem. If your goal is to have them root faster, then you want to take the cutting closer to the tip. I am including two articles: One on the care of this creeping tree. One on propagating cuttings. Both articles will answer any questions you may have.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/creeping-fig/creeping-fig-vine.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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TanGardens
Answered on November 6, 2017

Thanks for the quick response!

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