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Questions About Creeping Fig

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 20, 2014

Q. Creeping Fig Leaves Turning Golden

The leaves on my creeping fig vines are all turning a golden color throughout the entire wall. Is this just a seasonal change or what? Just a month ago the entire wall was a nice deep green. Why are the leaves turning like fall colors?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 20, 2014
Certified Expert
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Normally, the leaves will change yellowish in color from either too much water or sun scorch. They do not usually change colors in autumn, so this is certainly uncommon now.

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Asked by
phyllcarlsen on
December 6, 2014

Q. Why are my ivy fig leaves turning yellow

I do have my plant on a drip and as far as I can tell the drip is working.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
December 7, 2014
A.

First, two question - is there any sign of bugs (mealy, scale) on the leaves or stems; and, has anything happened lately to interfere with the light the plant is getting? If no to both questions, examine watering. Ficus can show both over and under watering with yellow leaves. To check how your drip system is working, you'll need to check the actual moisture in the soil. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-moisture-in-plants.htm
Once you figure out the actual soil moisture, you can make adjustments to your watering. Ficus pumila doesn't like to be kept
wet. This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/creeping-fig/creeping-fig-vine.htm

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Asked by
rorie911 on
April 27, 2015
10A? Pompano Beach FL

Q. Creeping Fig Vine

When planting the vines, how far apart should they be? Will 5 hours of sun hurt the vines?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 28, 2015
Certified Expert
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Are you planting along a fence? Trellis?
I would recommend approx 12" spacing for your plantings to plant along a fence. If it is a smaller area, such as a trellis you could space further apart.

Shade or part shade is the recommended growing condition, and 5 hours of sunlight should be fine.

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

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/ovgen/growing-plant-cover-fence.htm

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Answered by
Big_D on
March 16, 2019
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If you direct the vines sideways they will grow 20 ft or longer wide (if you direct some east and some west you could get away with planting 20 ft apart and they grow side vines that will fill up the fence. These plants as they mature will become thick and can become overgrown so spreading it out sideways gives you more coverage on the fence and takes longer before you will need to thin/prune.

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Asked by
nancyrood on
October 4, 2015
Anthem AZ

Q. growing creeping fig

How do I get it to attach to the wall–it has just grown over itself.

Answered by
shelley on
October 4, 2015
Certified Expert
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How long have you been trying to get it to attach? It does take a little time in some cases. What type of wall are you attaching to? From my research it does not appear that creeping fig likes to attach to cinderblock walls that get really HOT unless they are cooled down periodically by hosing the walls down.

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Asked by
Satchi on
October 22, 2015
Australia

Q. Scale on my Ficus Creeping Vine

This vine is growing on the front wall of my home. I keep it well manicured and is usually a source of admiration by passersby. It creates great street appeal. However, over the past year or so, it has become heavily infested with scale and sooty mold as well as millions of black ants. Because I was led to understand that the ficus was indestructible and also because I had no prior knowledge of the problem, I did nothing. Now there are patches of dead wood showing and I’m wondering if it is beyond help. A large part of the plant is still green and still growing. I really need some advice and help as I do not want to lose the plant.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 23, 2015
Certified Expert
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You will need to address each of the issues with different approaches.
I have listed links to help with each of the problems.

I would prune away any dead material and dispose of.

Clean up any fallen leaf material. Do not compost this material.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-of-ants.htm

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Asked by
snungesser on
November 3, 2015
Kenner, LA

Q. cutting creeping fig vine

I have a creeping fig vine that has crept all over the place. I will cut it back when the weather gets colder. I read an article recently that when cutting the vine, wear something to cover your arms. Why?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 5, 2015
Certified Expert
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All parts of Creeping Fig Vine are considered poisonous if ingested.

The vine could cause skin irritation so you should wear gloves and protective covering on your arms when pruning the plant.

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

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Asked by
Lluciemac on
January 5, 2016
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Q. how to get creeping fig to grow on wall

I have purchased creeping fig, which I want to grow up a wall. It came tied to a wooden pole in the pot. Do I untie it from the pole? I have planted it up against a wall.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 6, 2016
Certified Expert
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Attaching the Creeping Fig to a concrete wall requires giving the vines a few starter rows of wire.

You can use a masonry bit and drill to make holes in the concrete and place an eye hook at either end of the area. Attach stainless steel wire through each eye hook and pull tightly. Create 3 rows of this wire horizontally across the area. Place the rows 12 inches apart.

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

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