ivy (heder) / hedera
It belongs to the family of Aralia. Fatherland -South Europe, the Caucasus, North Africa.
General description : Decorative leafy plant. Ivy - one of the most popular indoor plants, forms the basis of flower arrangements. Usually they are used for vertical gardening of walls, ceilings, trellises, balconies, verandas, as if ivy have fast-growing stems with airy roots-suckers. In this case, the plant needs support.
Ivy can be grown not only as if it were vines, but also as if ampelous plants in hanging baskets. Some compact bushy species are allowed to grow and, as it were, ground cover among larger plants.
Ivy leaves have a variety of sizes and shapes, they can be green or variegated.
The most common is Hedera helix (common ivy). He has many varieties with oval, stellate, rounded leaves. There are pure green and variegated forms.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Ivy:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing in the shower.
In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), preferably to land on the ground.
Temperature condition : In the summer, the temperature should be moderate, in the winter is cool, in the winter it should not be lower than 12 ° С.
Soil: Recommended soil mix: 1 share of sod, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus, 1 share of leafy land and 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time every two to three weeks with complex fertilizer for indoor plants. Responds well to organic matter (mullein infusion).
Breeding : Cuttings, it is better to root them under film or glass.
Transplant : In spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple years.
Pests : Often affected by spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are woven over with spiderwebs), scutes (brown leaves on leaves and stalks that leave sticky secretions), aphids (form sticky secretions on the tips of shoots, buds).
Spraying with an insecticide solution (actellic, decis, fitoverm, etc.) is recommended, it is allowed to rinse out all the leaves in a basin with the given solution.
ivy - hedera helix
Hedera helix annete
Hedera helix cristata
Hedera helix sagittaefolia
Hedera helix glacier
Hedera helix mona lisa
Hedera helix jubilee
Hedera helix harald
Hedera helix lutzii
Hedera helix green ripple
Hedera helix ordinary
Hedera helix scutiolia
Hedera canariensis Gloire de Marengo Canarian
spot caused by fungal infection Pylosticta (leaf spot)
ivy leaves (hedera helix scutiolia) in contact with window glass