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Learn to plant and care for ivy indoors and outdoors

Learn to plant and care for ivy indoors and outdoors

Who has not been caught ever to see The facade of a house covered by a green mantle of ivy? And there, right in the middle, a romantic balcony where Juliet herself could live.

Because, let's face it, the rose may be the quintessential flower as far as love is concerned, but the charm of climbing ivy is unrivaled.

However, its indoor version is equally hypnotic, since it is great in hanging pots or in centers decorated with colorful flowers.

Whichever you choose, here we tell you everything you need to know about its cultivation and care, so that it grows healthy and beautiful!

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Light. Ivy leaves sprout with more force and beauty under a bright but indirect light. Anyway, the plant adapts perfectly to shady environments, so if the weather in your town is not famous for sunny days, don't panic!

Humidity. Ivy needs to live in a humid climate to enjoy optimal growth.

Temperature. Although it adapts well to cold, the ideal temperature should range between 12º and 20º.

Increase. If you let it grow on a horizontal surface, it can reach approximately four and a half meters long by twenty centimeters high. But if the surface is vertical, the ivy can reach more than fifteen meters.

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English ivy is perfect for gardens, the only problem is that, if we don't pay attention to it, it can spread quickly and take up all the space.

The keys. Use fertilizers monthly during the coldest time of the year, and be sure to prune the leaves regularly. This is especially important when the ivy climbs a tree, since it can block the sunlight, making the environment look much bleak.

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The safest option for all newbies, or for those who do not have too much free time, is to grow the ivy in a pot that allows its leaves to cascade freely.

Ideally, choose a wide and shallow pot. The roots of the earth do not bury deep in the ground, otherwise they will not grow.

Tricks and tips. Do not water it excessively, when in doubt, spray water on top. In fact, the ideal is to spray it three times a week.

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If the leaves turn black ... Too much watering.

If the leaves dry and wrinkle ... Too much heat and low humidity.

If leaf discoloration occurs ... Too much direct sun exposure.

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