Botanical name: Ficus pumila
Creeping fig (ficus pumila) is a plant species native to China, Japan and Vietnam. Creeping fig has been naturalized in parts of the United States. It can be cultivated as a houseplant. The FDA lists this species in its Database of Poisonous Plants due to the plant's toxic sap, which causes inflammation.
As the common name, "creeping fig" indicates, the plant has a creeping capability and is often used in gardens and landscapes where it covers the ground and creeps up trees and walls.
Plants of genus Ficus can be planted in a garden or maintained indoors. Its attractive green leaves require a warm, humid environment; we consider it a medium level difficulty plant to care.
Climbing fig can conserve water and soil.