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Ficus pumila 'Quercifolia' - String of Frogs

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About This Product

Species Name: Ficus pumila ‘Quercifolia’ 

Common name(s): String of Frogs, Creeping Fig

Defining Characteristics: 

  • A slightly smaller variety of the well-liked creeping fig
  • Petite oak shaped leaves that resemble tiny frogs
  • Grows as vining ground cover, does well in terrariums or as a potted houseplant

Recommended Pot Size: Small 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: 55-75°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)   Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Moderate Watering. Water once the top inch of soil becomes dry. 

Lighting:  Full Shade     Partial Shade      Full Sun

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate -  Fast 

Height: 8-13’

Origin: Southern China through Malaysia

Regional locality: Widely cultivated all over the world in the tropics

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Needs to be pruned regularly once it matures to manage vining. Drafty or dry areas will cause damage to the plant. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly, removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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Great background plant

I love this plant


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I'm extremely happy with my order! I LOVE THESE PLANTS! !

These are my favorite miniature garden plants! The shipping was fast and the plants were very nice and full!


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Totally worth it. I bought this plant from other sites because Josh's Frogs hadn't had it in stock for a while… I got a notification saying it was back in stock and combine that with the free shipping promotion I bought three of these suckers since I accidentally killed the other one. Way better deal for a lot less price! Much larger than I anticipated and arrived extremely healthy! Very satisfied and highly recommend if you can catch it back in stock to order it here!


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Beautiful Small Plant

I was very happy to see this plant with such small leaves. I wasn't sure how big the leaves will be. I hope they won't get any bigger than this as the plant grows. The plant arrived very strong and healthy so I'm very confident that it will climb up the foam background.


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Healthy and adorable

I fell in love with this plant and really really wanted to find it, so I stocked the site until it came in and then ordered right away. Absolutely not disappointed, it’s just like a Barbie size fig vine and will be the perfect addition to my terrarium.The plant was healthy and beautiful just as expected when it arrived and several months later it’s doing wonderful still.

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