Ivy - Hedera Helix.

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The Hiedra or Hedera Helix is a very resistant perennial climber and very popular.
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Origin and Description:

Ivy, scientifically known as Hedera Helix, is an evergreen plant belonging to the Araliaceae family. Originating from Europe and Western Asia, this climbing plant is highly popular in gardening due to its ornamental appeal and its ability to cover walls, trellises, and pergolas. There are numerous varieties of ivy, with different leaf shapes and colors.

History:

Ivy has been cultivated for centuries for its beauty and utility in the garden. Since ancient times, it has been valued for its ability to cover vertical surfaces and its resilience in a variety of climatic conditions. It has been a popular plant in ornamental gardening and has also had symbolic uses in various cultures throughout history.

Care:

Ivy is a relatively easy plant to grow but thrives best in cool and moist environments. It adapts well to coastal regions and prefers well-drained soils. It can be planted in universal substrate, although an addition of alkaline soil may be beneficial. It is important to ensure that the soil is well-drained to prevent fungal problems.

Watering:

Ivy requires regular watering to keep the soil slightly moist. It is important to avoid both overwatering and underwatering. Brown spots on the leaves may be indicative of overwatering, while leaf drying may be caused by a lack of water.

Pruning:

Ivy tolerates pruning well at any time of the year. Due to its rapid growth, regular pruning is necessary to keep it under control and prevent it from becoming invasive. Branches can be trimmed to shape the plant and control its size.

Trivia:

- Ivy has small aerial rootlets that allow it to attach to vertical surfaces.

- It does not usually suffer from serious pests, making it a low-maintenance option for the garden.

- Some useful care tips include monitoring the color and appearance of the leaves to identify watering and light problems.

- Ivy can be used as ground cover, in hanging baskets, or as a climbing plant on trellises and pergolas.



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Data sheet

Name
Hedera helix o Hiedra
Origen
Europe
Height
Climb up to 20m
Colour
Intense Green Leaves
Flowering
It is insignificant, have form of peas
Location
Semi shadow, does not want direct sun
Irrigation
Moderate
Applications
As a climber, upholsterer and outdoor plant
Sales format
Pot 11/12cm
Others
It resists temperatures up to-1ºC
Note
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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