It is a very easy plant to care for and that lends itself to an enormous variety of uses, such as climbing or ground cover; it has rapid growth and uses aerial roots to anchor itself to the closest object. The ivy has persistent leaves, with three or five lobes, a beautiful intense green or variegated white or greyish-green. Its green flowers are very small; at the end of the summer season, the fruits appear, the size of a pea, blackish in color. In Ancient Greece, it was traditional to place an ivy crown on the heads of the Olympic winners, great adventurers, and newlyweds.
Although adapting to any type of soil, ivy prefers alkaline soils, well-drained and rich in organic matter. We recommend the use of universal agent potting soil or agent for potting soil green plants, today also in a more practical compact format, to ensure optimal development. To complete the planting you can also use bark and clay. The bark is indicated for decorating, obtaining an effective barrier against weeds and keeping the soil humidity constant.
The ivy adapts to different light intensities, but the best results are obtained with good exposure to indirect light. Loves cool environments, barely tolerating excessive heat.
Watering and fertilizing
It requires a certain humidity, with frequent but not abundant watering. In winter it is necessary to thin them out, taking care not to dry out the earth. To stimulate plant growth, fertilize with liquid fertilizer for green plants or with universal liquid fertilizer. In case of iron deficiency, or to prevent it, use Ferrous Sulphate liquid fertilizer.
If affected by insect attack, cure with Universal Insecticide, while for the treatment of diseases, Universal Fungicide is recommended.
They are plant protection products to be used with caution. When purchasing, check that the product is suitable for the purpose, while always read the label and product information before use.