Ivy care

Ivy is an evergreen climbing plant that is used many times as a medicinal plant, although you have to be very careful since in America there are species of this plant that are poisonous.

If you want to know everything about ivy care, keep reading this Green Ecology article.

To take into account when caring for an ivy

These factors must be taken into account to properly care for an ivy:

  • Size : Most ivy only reach 60 centimeters in height, but if they stand out well they become more compact and can reach a diameter of 47 centimeters.
  • Light and temperature : It grows much better if it receives plenty of sunlight, but be careful because if it receives direct sunlight, the leaves may bleach. Indoor hydras should not be at a temperature lower than 7ºC although their ideal temperature is 15. If it is hot and there is more temperature, water them every day so that they do not get too hot.
  • Flowering : Indoor ivies do not flower, so if you want them to, you should have them on a terrace, balcony or garden.
  • Irrigation : In normal conditions they do not need a lot of water, so it will be enough if you water them twice a week in summer and once in winter.
  • Compost : If temperatures are high, add liquid compost every two weeks.

Troubleshoot ivy

Even if you give it all the necessary care, a problem, disease or plague can always arise, so take note of these tips to solve problems with ivy :

  • If you get soot or gray mold, it is probably due to the appearance of cochineal or greenfly. Remove the bugs and clean the mold with a cloth and very carefully.
  • If the leaves dry out, it means that they are getting too hot or that they don’t have enough humidity. Water it every day until it regains its normal moisture.
  • If the leaves turn black, there is excess watering, so do not water it again until it dries and when you do, useless.
  • If the leaves turn pale in summer, it is because they receive too much direct sunlight. In order to heal her, take her to a place that is illuminated but not directly.

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