Hedera Helix/ English Ivy Plant Care
English Ivy makes a bright and excellent houseplant. It is an evergreen plant that can thrive in low-light and cold situations, making it an ideal choice to have as your green office companion. Its bright green leaves with a teal undertone bring a splash of the outdoors inside. Hedera Helix stay green all around the year, making it an attractive ground cover for decorative gardens or as a room ornament to add bright colour.
Fertile, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil is ideal for your English Ivy. They grow well in a humid environment, so you can lightly mist their leaves in the summers as well. Indoors, your English ivy prefers a well-drained soil mix with a balanced fertilizing monthly.
English Ivy does not need fertilizers to thrive, but it enhances the growth rate of the plant. In general, your Ivy requires an equal amount of nitrogen and potassium, and phosphorous (15-15-15) for growth. You can use a soluble fertilizer and sprays the same to your ivy bi-monthly or monthly.
Hedera Helix is a herb and does not have any significant toxic issues. However, it can be mildly toxic if taken orally for some people. The leaves can also result in an allergic reaction for some people upon touching.
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