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Hedera Helix, English Ivy - Plant

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Hedera helix is an evergreen climbing plant. The ivy is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant.
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Description for Hedera Helix, English Ivy

Hedera helix is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae. It is vigorous, fast-growing, woody evergreen perennial that is primarily grown as a climbing vine or trailing ground cover.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
English ivy, common ivy Greenish white Summer Up to 80 feet (As a ground cover, it typically grows to 6 to 9 inches tall) Easy to grow

Planting and care

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Will also grow in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers rich loams. Tolerates some drought, but produces best foliage color in evenly moist soils.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to partial shade Well-drained soil Medium 10 to 27 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Hedera Helix

  • Water the plants freely during growth.
  • Keep English Ivy houseplants moist in the summer.
  • Avoid hot sun and winter winds.
  • Spraying English Ivy with soft water weekly will help prevent spider mites from infesting the plants.
  • Look for the insect attack (Aphids, mealybugs, caterpillars) and apply general insecticide.
  • Ground covers may be trimmed on the edges with a spade or shears.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Hedera Helix

Special features: It is the best option for fences, trellises or walls and Ground cover.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. It adds beauty to the garden when added to the hanging baskets.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-96659
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=r450
  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-hedera-helix-ivy-indoors-67987.html
  • http://www.pfaf.org/USER/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Hedera+helix

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