Hedera helix is an evergreen climbing plant. With lobed leaves and lush, trailing vines, it is an elegant accent plant.
What makes it special:
- Best air purifier plant.
- Low maintenance plant.
||Hedera Helix, English Ivy - Plant
||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Hedera helix, commonly known as English ivy, is a vigorous, fast-growing, woody evergreen perennial that is primarily grown as a climbing vine or trailing ground cover. Although commonly grown as a hanging plant indoors, its aerial roots can easily be trained to climb a moss stick or trellis.
It thrive in cold and low light situations. According to NASA it is one of the best air purifier plant that removes harmful chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, xylene from the surrounding air.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||English ivy, common ivy
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 80 feet
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Keep the plant outdoor in bright light of about 4-5 hours.Protect the English Ivy from harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile for growing English Ivy. WateringWater the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not ever overwater the plant.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. 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 current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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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 plant healthy:
||Full Sun to partial shade
||10 to 27 degrees Celsius
||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 hanging basket or as ground cover