How to grow for Swedish ivy
In some countries Swedish ivy is known as the money plant. Unfortunately it does not come with a magic wand that helps balance the numbers of our bank account but many people just have it at home because it looks great on the balcony or terrace and well, you never know... So in OneHowTo.com we give you some tips so you know how to care for Swedish ivy and keep it as beautiful as possible.
Although this plant resists high temperatures it is best if it does not receive direct sunlight, so preferably place it in a shaded area with indirect light.
Swedish ivy is of the hanging type which is why it is ideal to be placed in high spaces so that as it grows its leaves can hang down. If you have a terrace or balcony one of its walls or railings is a good place for such a plant. If you place it on the ground its leaves will expand over the terrain.
If you live in a country with marked seasons you must remember that in winter you must remove the plant from the exterior because if the temperature drops to less than 10 ° it could die. Place it indoors near the window so it can get indirect sunlight.
In the warmer months of the year, water it three times a week whilst in winter it can survive with just one dose of water every five to seven days. If the Swedish ivy is receiving too much water it will alert you with small black spots on the leaves.
Autumn is the best time to transplant it because this season is when they grow their aromatic and pleasant flowers. The beginning of spring is also a good time to perform this operation.
Take off the ivy tips after it flowers if you want the plant to keep growing strong
Once a month you can add nutrients to the soil with mineral fertilizers so that your ivy will grow stronger and healthier. At OneHowTo we hope the saying "that with your plant grows as much as your savings" comes true.
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- Remember to give your Swedish ivy the care needed to make it grow beautiful and healthy.