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Common Name: Creeping Fig
Scientific Name: Ficus pumila
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, TerraFirma
Soil Depth: All Soil Depths Okay
Lighting: All Light Levels
Humidity & Misting: 40%-100%, Can tolerate 20%-40% / Suggested for optimal growth
Mature Plant Size & Root System: This very fast growing vine will quickly cover any and all surfaces it can cling to! Very easy to train the young tendrils for optimal coverage / Most of the vines are covered in tiny aerial roots that allow the vine to cling and climb to surfaces
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown / Back/Wall planting, groundcover, or mounted (in high humidity conditions)
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Creepings Figs are Ficus which are members of the Family Moraceae which all contain a milky sap. Contact with this milky sap may cause skin irritation, though many animals are known to be able to ingest Ficus leaves will no ill effects.
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single 4" potted Creeping Fig plant / Plant is Shipped bare-root wrapped in newspaper