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Asked by
yorkiegal on
April 10, 2016
Summerville SC 29485

Q. Creeping Fig on Palm Tree

Do you have any suggestions about removing creeping fig from a palm tree? It is almost stuck to the trunk and I’m unable to just pull it off. I’m afraid it is going to kill me palm.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 10, 2016
Certified Expert
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There is not clear way to remove this vine since you say it is attached firmly to the palm.
Creeping Fig is extremely difficult to remove when it has attached itself.
Your concerns are warranted, this vine may kill the Palm.
I would contact a Palm specialist to determine the best and safest way to remove the vine.

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

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Asked by
pjclay49 on
August 30, 2016
Conway, AR

Q. Creeping Fig

I bought a creeping fig plant to add to a hanging planter. What is the best way to divide the existing potted plant into smaller “portions” to add in several places in the new hanging planter?

Answered by
Alisma on
August 30, 2016
Certified Expert
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Check whether there are currently any young shoots growing from the soil. If so, dig down to expose their roots and cut them off from the rest of the roots. You can then transplant that section.

If not, remove the plant from the pot and divide its root system into 2 or 3 parts. Cut back most of the aboveground parts so the roots won't be stressed by having to support a lot of foliage. Then replant, following these tips to avoid transplant shock:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/creeping-fig/creeping-fig-vine.htm

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Asked by
April mcleod on
March 5, 2017
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Q. Creeping Fig problems

We have creeping fig growing in several areas on our property. I some areas they are doing very well and some areas we cannot keep them alive. They are growing very well in areas where they are planted in very small wood boxes and growing up our cinderblock wall. In the areas were having a hard time they are planted in 2 foot deep and 1 foot wide cinderblock planters. These planters get a slight bit more direct sunlight through the last portion of the day. We have one vine in this area that seems to be OK but it’s not growing strong it is probably in the shadiest portion of this area. Can’t tell if it’s the sun, the pH balance of the soil due to being surrounded by cinderblock, the cinderblock having poor drainage or any other factors I can’t think of. Any thoughts? Or suggestions? thanks

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 6, 2017
Certified Expert
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I would check moisture level and make sure the soil is well draining.

During growing season, fertilize once a month.

From my experience, Creeping Fig performs best in full sun situations.

Regular pruning will help your plants look your best.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

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

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Asked by
umm.e.sauleh on
April 17, 2017
Karachi, Pakistan

Q. Creeping fig

I bought creeping fig climber month ago almost, it was placed outside but leaves started turning brown n down so I took it inside for two weeks they were fine I water them regularly and they were fine but after few days the leaves started falling off they become dried and brown I got so much worried and I put them in partial shade in my balcony please guide me how to take care this beautiful climber thanks in advance

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 18, 2017
Certified Expert
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This appears to be a Vinca Vine.
It would be best to have in a partial shade or shade location.
Also make sure the soil is well draining.
You can cut the damaged parts of the vine from the plant.

This link will help you with care requirements.
http://www.public.asu.edu/~camartin/plants/Plant%20html%20files/vincamajor.html

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Asked by
Linhope on
May 16, 2017
70605

Q. What is the best fertilizer for creeping fig?

What is the best fertilizerfor creeping fig?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 17, 2017
Certified Expert
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Feed monthly during the growing season with a balanced all purpose fertilizer.

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

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Asked by
TanGardens on
November 4, 2017

Q. How to prune and propogate a ficus pumila(creeping fig) for growing indoors

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!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 4, 2017
Certified Expert
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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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Answered by
TanGardens on
November 6, 2017
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Thanks for the quick response!

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Asked by
Michael Day on
December 5, 2017
91501

Q. Creeping fig

We have a creeping fig that covers a 75′ wall 6 ft high. It is about 6 inches thick.
We started it about 15 years about with about 12 plants.
Yesterday we have a major wind event (70 MPH winds) and the creeping fig became un-attached to the wall. My question is can we prop it back up, and will it re-attach to the wall by itself?
we are trying to save are beautiful green covered wall. The wall was undamaged.
Any sugguestions on what or how to save the vine would be get.
Thanks

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 5, 2017
Certified Expert
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You could always set a wooden plank against the tree until it reattaches. There are very few good methods to letting it reattach other than just leaning something against it until it does.

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