Gardening

Hedera Helix: a very decorative indoor ivy


Hedera Hélix indoor ivy is a beautiful evergreen plant, often variegated and very decorative.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Hedera helix
Family : Araliaceae
Type : Climbing

Exposure : Sun and shade
Ground : Ordinary

Foliage
: Persistent

Ivy is easy to care for and adapts to any type of soil and does just about anywhere.

Ivy plantation, Hedera helix

Ivy, Hedera Helix, is an easy houseplant to grow and care for.

It is planted in quite ordinary soil, but if it is grown in a pot, prefer a planting or universal soil.

  • Indoors, the ivy Hedera Helix appreciates the light and dreads the sun behind a window
  • It likes rather cool soils and will need to be watered after planting.
  • Well installed in its pot, it tolerates very well the substrate being allowed to dry between 2 waterings.

Repot ivy in a pot

When the plant gets too dense and thick or dries out quickly, it's time to repot.

Put the ivy in a slightly larger pot, no more because repotting in a pot that is too large can cause root rot. Make sure the pot is well drilled at the bottom to facilitate drainage of excess water.

Hedera helix outdoors

Even if you bought your ivy as a houseplant, nothing prevents you from growing it outdoors, it will handle the cold winter very well.

However, be careful with outdoor cultivation because ivy becomes very invasive.

Ivy care, Hedera helix

We like the variegated ivy Hedera helix as a climbing plant or as a hanging plant.

Indoor pruning of Hedera Helix ivy:

You can easily prune it if it takes up too much space, and it will not affect its development.

  • Pruning can take place from spring to fall, avoiding the winter period.
  • Its growth is rapid, so it is possible to intervene several times a year.

Watering and fertilizer:

  1. Water the ivy when the soil is dry on the surface. Then sprinkle liberally over the sink until the water drains out of the drainage holes, then allow the excess water to drain into the sink before placing it back on its saucer.

    Never leave the pot in standing water.

  2. The soil of houseplants grown in pots is quickly depleted, so add some green plant fertilizer once a year.

All you need to know about Hedera Helix ivy

Hedera, well known as ivy, is part of the Araliaceae family.

Very appreciated for its pretty green foliage, we like variegated varieties for their decorative side both indoors and outdoors.

It can be installed inside in a basket, outside in suspension, on a terrace or on a balcony to cover a guardrail.

Hedera helix is ​​considered an invasive species in a number of countries, including Australia and the United States.

Smart tip

Combine indoor ivy with other green plants such as monstera where the philodendron, it's very decorative.


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Video: How to propagate Variegated English Ivy Hedera helix,aerial roots issue #englishivy #hederahelix (October 2020).