Ficus pumila wants to stay moist between waterings but not damp and wants to live in a brightish spot out of direct sunlight. Ficus pumila is a neat, self-clinging, evergreen climber with dark green leaves commonly known as tickey creeper, climbing fig or creeping fig. Nearer the growing tip, the leaves are brighter green and smaller, with branches becoming woody as they age. It is an excellent climber, initially slow growing, picks up once it is settled. Good for covering walls, but keep away from house foundations. Can be used as a ground cover and is often grown as a houseplant for the attractive leaves.