Hedera Helix Green English Ivy 100cm Hanging

Hedera Helix Green English Ivy 100cm Hanging

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Hedera helix, commonly known as English Ivy, is a popular houseplant valued for its trailing vines and attractive, glossy foliage. It is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa but has become naturalized in many parts of the world.

English Ivy (Hedera helix) is an excellent choice for a hanging basket due to its cascading growth habit and attractive foliage. Here's why it can look great in a hanging basket. 

English Ivy produces long trailing vines that gracefully cascade down from the hanging basket, creating a stunning visual display. The vines can grow quite long, adding an element of drama and elegance to the arrangement.

Hedera Helix is generally considered to be an easy-care plant.

Light: English Ivy prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some shade but may not grow as vigorously in low-light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.

Water:Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's important to avoid excessively wet conditions. During winter, reduce watering frequency.

Humidity: Aim to maintain a 40% relative humidity or higher around the plant. Raise the humidity by misting with water or standing English ivy on a tray of wet pebbles. Humidity can drop drastically in the winter. If your home gets too dry, use a cool-mist room humidifier.

Temperature: Cool to average room temperatures (50-75°F/10-24°C) year-round.

Toxicity: English Ivy contains substances that can be toxic if ingested by humans and pets. Keep it out of reach of children and animals, and consult a medical professional or veterinarian if accidental ingestion occurs.

Origin: English Ivy is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. It has a long history and has been cultivated for centuries, making it difficult to pinpoint its exact original native range. However, it is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean region, including areas such as Greece and the Canary Islands.

Plant supplied in nursery hanging pot ϕ-15cm x h-13cm