Hedera Helix Heart Shaped Green Ivy 40cm

Hedera Helix Heart Shaped Green Ivy 40cm

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Hedera helix is an incredibly versatile plant. It can be used indoors or outdoors, and is of course associated with Holly at Christmas time, thanks to the famous carol 'The Holly & The Ivy'. While young, it can be used as evergreen infill, and to hang over the edges of, hanging baskets, window boxes and patio pots. When it gets a little bigger, it is ideal for smothering a north-facing wall or fence, while if there is nothing for it to clamber onto, it will make decorative (and weed suppressing) ground cover. Once established, its a doddle to grow too, so perfect for low maintenance schemes, where it will look good all through the year.


Height: It will climb as high as it is allowed to.

Light: Bright light, but no direct sun. If a variegated variety changes to mostly green, it isn't getting enough light.

Water: Keep soil evenly moist but not soggy spring through fall; slightly drier in winter when growth is slower. Wilted leaves are a symptom of dry soil; however, root rot caused by soggy soil will also cause leaves to wilt. It's a good idea to use a container with drainage holes. Water thoroughly, then empty drainage tray

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.

Fertilizer: Feed monthly from spring through fall with a high-nitrogen water-soluble fertilizer.

Pot from the picture not included.

Plant supplied in nursery pot ϕ-12cm x h-11cm