|Common Name||English ivy, common ivy|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 80 feet|
|Flower Colour||Greenish white|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
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Keep the plant outdoor in the bright light of about 4-5 hours.
Protect the English Ivy from harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
soil should be well-drained and fertile for growing English Ivy.
WateringWater the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Do not ever overwater the plant.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.
Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season (April – August) feed the English Ivy with organic fertilizer once a month.
Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
PruningPruning of English Ivy should be done in spring before new growth starts.
Simply pinch or snap the vine with your fingers just above a leaf, or prune the plant with clippers or scissors.
Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
For the re-potting procedure click here
Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
Hedera Helix Care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
Keep the plant in indirect bright light after that move it to direct sunlight.
Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.
Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:
|Sunlight||Full Sun to partial shade|
|Temperature||10 to 27 degrees Celsius|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Hedera Helix Special Feature
Excellent air purifier plant.
Hedera Helix Uses
- It makes an excellent container or house plant
- It can also be grown in a hanging basket or as ground cover