The Ficus pumila Ice Caps is commonly called Creeping Fig or Climbing Fig and is a native to East Asia. As the name indicates it’s a vigorous, climbing fig that attaches itself to surfaces by means of aerial roots. It has crinkly, heart-shaped variegated juvenile leaves on a tracery of fine stems which adhere closely to its support.
When the plant matures it starts to produce large, leathery adult foliage on horizontal, woody branches. Mature plants also produce yellowish-green, inedible figs.
The Ice Caps fig is very hardy and drought tolerant once established. Prune to control rampant growth and to remove horizontal branches which stand out from the support and produce unattractive adult foliage.