English Ivy

English Ivy

$12.00 inc. GST

POT MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 14cm(Ø) x 7cm(H)

Pot color and size may vary and change subject to availability

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Hedera helix, the common ivy, English Ivy, European ivy, or just ivy, is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to most of Europe and western Asia.

  • A rampant, clinging evergreen vine, it is a familiar sight in gardens, waste spaces, on walls, tree trunks and in wild areas across its native habitat.
  • Variegated ivy leaves will typically have green and white or yellow markings.
  • The white and yellow areas on the variegated ivy leaves lack chlorophyll.
  • Chlorophyll serves many purposes, the main ones being producing food for the variegated ivy plant and protecting the plant from the rays of the sun.
LIGHT
  • The best spot for an indoor-grown variegated ivy is one that gets bright, indirect light, such as 1 or 2 feet from a west- or south-facing window.
  • The plant can also grow in low- to medium-light conditions, or under artificial lights, but its growth may slow and its leaves may become more uniformly green.
WATER
  • A variegated ivy thrives when its soil is moistened thoroughly, then the top 1/2 inch of soil is allowed to dry to the touch before the next watering.
  • Placing its pot on a tray of moistened pebbles or misting the plant every day or two can help increase humidity and keep it growing well.
SOIL
  • The plant grows in any commercial potting mix, provided its container has a drainage hole.
FERTILIZER
  • You can fertilize your ivy monthly during the growing season, but withhold feeding if the plant stops growing during the summer or in winter.
  • Use a balanced, 10-10-10 formula, diluted to half-strength or 1/4 teaspoon per 2 gallons, but also check package label for additional directions.

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