-Our dogs have had no ill effects to having eaten them. Can I eat them straight off the vine? Ficus (FEE-kus) is Dead Latin for fig. We might get some cuttings next time, but are worried that since they were growing in a posh neighborhood, that they might have been sprayed with pesticides. It's less aggressive and easier to manage when its grown in less fertile, drier soil. Creeping fig vine is often sold as a houseplant. Ficus pumila is a woody evergreen liana, growing to 2.5–4 m (8 ft 2 in–13 ft 1 in). It is not toxic. Recently moved to a home in Sunrise Florida that has this wonderful vine completely covering a 12 ft high stone privacy wall. Botanical Name Ficus pumila (repens) Also Known As Fig Vine | 薜荔 | 凉粉子 | 木莲 | 凉粉果 | 壁墙虎. Thye are not dried an eaten. I have been going crazy trying to identify this mystery plant! Est-il possible d’avoir les vertu de ce fruit en ce qui concerne la peau, le sang, les orgarnes… Les cheveux pourquoi pas, dans un article ou un rapport comme celui ci? Neither of my two dogs eats them! My channel is Robb’s Homemade Life. The jelly usually served with honey and lemon juice but can also be used to flavor shaved ice. The vines overlap as they grow up and “join” making it next to impossible to kill it by even cutting foot wide sections away. Other folks may prefer theirs more natural and loose. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. Anywho, just wanted to bring that to your attention, I have a climbing fig as a hedge, it’s got lots of fruit on it now, don’t think I will attempt to eat them though , the roots on it are extremely invasive just like any other fig plant here in Australia…. Re: “The Jelly is called “Aiyu” as well as Pinyin” We have this growing naturally on our wall in Huntington Beach California among some palms and pine trees . see more; Synonyms Ficus stipulata. It’s one thing to read about the properties of the ficus pumila, or the creeping fig. A couple of sites even scream it is toxic (and warn you about spines it does not have.) [3][4] It is also found in cultivation as a houseplant. It decreased to 27% in the control group and reduced slightly to 67% in fermented puree with crude PEI added after 14 days of fermentation. Dang! Looks like it loved it. Like other plant species in the family Moraceae, contact with the milky sap of Ficus pumila can cause phytophotodermatitis,[8] a potentially serious skin inflammation. Other than watering, creeping fig requires little maintenance. Several things which are not true figs can be called figs. I agree it is very vigorous, but we keep it well trimmed back and under control. I have had three plants climbing on wooden fences now for 15 years. pot of this small leaf vine has all but killed a very mature pine in my front yard. Nice guy. Indoors, the plant is grown in hanging baskets and terrariums. Home Depot is where I bought mine in the Charleston, South Carolina area. Had this growing on a boundary fence (Melbourne, Oz ) for a few years. Shearing of mature foliage will encourage new juvenile growth. Nearly every site in English will tell you the fruit of the Climbing Fig, Ficus pumila, is not edible (aka Ficus repens, Creeping Fig.) -Looking forward to creating an edible dish or drink. Crude pectinesterase (PE) inhibitor (PEI) extracted from jelly-fig achenes (JFA) (Ficus awakeosang Makino) was added to carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.) puree to determine the change in methanol production during fermentation. Homeowners typically use them as wall or fence covers, but they can also serve as a ground cover. To keep the creeping fig looking good, Elsie says, "shear it like a sheep." It triggered her eczema. Not sure I’ll bother prepping them, though. How special that you have access to the Ficus pumila var. It is always kept neat and tidy as they prune it regularly. My dog has been eating them, but he hasn’t gotten sick. Ours occupies our inner courtyard walls and makes for a beautiful, fruity sight. If you want to keep your Ficus pu… The Creeping Fig comes in many varieties, with different leaf colors, textures, or curlier vines. [6][7], The plant requires the fig wasp Blastophaga pumilae for pollination, and is fed upon by larvae of the butterfly Marpesia petreus. A handsome choice for climbing walls, poles, arbors and fences. Ficus pumila, commonly known as the creeping fig or climbing fig, is a species of flowering plant in the mulberry family, native to East Asia (China, Japan, Vietnam) and naturalized in parts of the southeastern and south-central United States. I am not a fan and feel that Home Depot should stop selling such a nuisance plant. Eventually you’ll deplete the energy stored in the roots and it should die back. It is mixed with water, or syrup and flavorings — usually lemon — to make a refreshing drink. Tweet; Email; A small opening allows the fig wasp to enter and pollinate the flowers. But I am grateful that it has totally covered a plain block wall in 3 years. Climbing fig, sometimes called creeping fig, is an Eastern Asian species and a member of the mulberry family (Moraceae). It’s been growing for over 20 years. Creeping fig is planted in the frame which rapidly grows to cover the shape in a thin coat of fine-textured juvenile leaves. A vigorous, climbing fig that attaches itself to surfaces by means of aerial roots. In Taiwan, its fruit is turned inside out and dried. Species is sometimes wrongly called Ficus scandens. I’d love to see a photo of your 20+ year old plant. 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