Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’

Family: Moraceae

Countries: Asia

Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ is a variegated climbing plant that grows as an epiphyte – this plant grows upon other plants, rather than in the soil or compost.  Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ works very well when it’s grown mounted on to cork or another structure. Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ can grow over and cover the backdrops of terrariums and vivariums.  Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ can also grow over other structures, as this plant is great at attaching itself to almost any surface – I am always amazed at how this plant’s clinging roots can secure themselves to smooth surfaces – even glass, with ease.

Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ can tolerate growing in low light levels for a little while, so you may purchase a plant and place it in a shaded environment, where it seemed fine at first, but then a few months later, your plant may drop its leaves and go into a serious decline.  Don’t let this put you off, as it’s easy to grow Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ successfully once you have the right growing conditions, this climbing plant requires a brightly lit environment, a room that’s blessed by bright, indirect light, which is complimented by being surrounded by a very humid growing environment,  Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ plant flourishes inside terrariums, vivariums, and bottle gardens, this plant loves growing in a moist environment.  If your Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ plants are struggling, ensure that they are growing in a very humid, moist environment, in a bright room, where your plants are protected from harsh, direct light.

If you’re growing Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’, and you’re fond of this plant, I’d advise you to take cuttings on a regular basis, so that you’ll always have back-up plants in case yours fade, as Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ is not usually a very long lived plant.

Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ is a tender plant, this plant could be grown outside for a short holiday outdoors, during warmest part of the summer time, once temperatures were warm enough, but Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ is a tender plant, which is best grown inside, as a houseplant or terrarium plant for the rest of the year at least, if not all year round.

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