by aditya abhishek
Hedera helix also known as "Common Ivy" or "English Ivy" is an evergreen perennial climbing plant which is native to Europe and Western Asia.
There are around 30 types of Ivy in which popular ones are Angularis Aurea, Buttercup, Congesta, Goldchild, Maple Leaf, Parsley Crested, White Knight, etc.
Ivy is native to Europe therefore it loves to grow well in cooler climate unlike most of houseplants that enjoys hot tropical climate.
It can grow in wide range of soils but well draining loamy soil is ideal. Prepare potting mix with 40% soil + 30% dung manure + 20% cocopeat + 10% perlite.
Engish Ivy prefers to grow well under bright indirect sunlight throughout the day. Avoid keeping variegated varieties in low light.
Moderate watering is good for this plant. Apply water only when top layer of soil becomes dry. Make sure to avoid waterlogging in pot.
From spring to summer once after every 30 days you can feed with two handful of dung manure or 2 table spoon tea leaf compost to promote growth in the plant.
You can start propagating English Ivy by taking 4 to 5 inches long stem cuttings, dip the bottom end in rooting hormone and plant them.
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