Ivy - one of the most common houseplants Decorative leef. If the ivy to grow as the vine, it can quickly fill the empty spaces between the shoots, especially if you choose the fast-growing form. On the stems of ivy are aerial roots suckers, by which the plant is easy to climb up the wallpaper, panels, etc.
But there are forms of ivy, in which there is no aerial roots - These plants need support. Ivy is not only used for vertical landscaping, they can be grown as a basket plant in hanging baskets or as a ground cover. Beautiful and high (up to 1.5 meters) plant Fatskhedera Lisa - a cross between ivy and Fats Japanese.
Here's how to make a "tree" of ivy: cut the side shoots Fatskhedery Lisa and tie the stem to the supports. When the plant reaches a height meter, horizontally cut the tip. On the upper surface of the stem make two cuts criss-cross the depth of 2.5 cm. Four cut obliquely cutting ivy paste into these cuts and tightly tie the inner barrel at this point.
In terms of care ivy - very undemanding plant; it can grow in poorly heated rooms in winter. Ivy likes bright light (particularly demanding to light variegated varieties), but also in the penumbra ivy growing remarkably. Need to maintain an easy soil moisture, but the excessive moisture of the substrate is harmful. Frequent spraying ivy necessary.
Every two years transplant ivy in pot bigger. Ground ivy loves an easy, it is best to use a mixture based on peat and humus. This plant is very responsive to fertilization; Ivy can be fed by any fertilizer. Propagated ivy stem cuttings or air layering. In order for the plant to be "fluffy" from time to time should pinch the ends of its shoots.
Problems that may arise during the growth of ivy:
1 Brown and dry edges of the leaves, stem bad oblistven - temperature too high content of dry air. On the plant can be red spider mite. Get rid of pests. Cut the bare stems of ivy. Move the plant to a cooler location.
2 Small leaves, bare Curved stems - the lack of light. Although adult leaves at the base of the stem of ivy with age usually fall. Also ivy leaves turn yellow and fall off due to lack of moisture. Another reason may be the close pot. Please correct the errors in nursing.
3 Leaves lose color motley - the lack of light. Varieties with variegated ivy coloring acquire low-light steady green. Move the plant to a brighter place.