Dec 26, English Ivy Plant Care – Grow Hedera helix as a Houseplant The root growth cycle for Hedera helix is usually between six and eight weeks, from plant on till it becomes fully flowery. It is also a good flowering houseplant with the ability to bloom in flowery potting soil. At around 14-18 weeks, the need for regular tending will stop, so keep your plant well watered. Make the plant thirsty once in a while by adding a small amount of diluted linseed oil to the plant water. Use a leaf miner once a month to take a gentle but hard look at the root system in the affected areas on the plant. Leave the potting mix empty with the soil side up, but change the moist soil when it has a dark brown shade to the blade, about two-three times a month. Next time you are considering purchasing Hedera helix, remember that the back-growing feet can be further away from the top of the pot than the roots, so if you need to garden just outside the plant or buy potting mix that can be added closer to the plant’s root ball, then do so. Just be careful to use even-sized potting soil to make sure there are no sand or other tiny rocks between the soil and the roots.
All photos by Britta Barrett to Gardening from Earth
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