Looking for wall coverage that requires relatively low maintenance? Fig Ivy is the way to go! Fig ivy is a traditional wall cover that can give the home a Southern touch. Throughout the year, once the ivy has thickened, you may notice a few stragglers across the wall that can be evened out. Although it requires low maintenance, over time the ivy will need to be trimmed away from the house. If left alone, Fig ivy can cause damage to the actual trim of the home.