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English Ivy

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Question: 1202-4714
I have had two English Ivy plants over the sunk in clay hangers. There was a green coating on the pots. Some of the pot coating turned gray. One did very poorly and I have replaced it. Will the problem return? Gail, Ledyard, CT

Mort's Answer:
If you had thoroughly sterilized the pot with bleach, it should be okay. The pores of the clay pot have to be penetrated. You should rotate your pots every week especially in the winter when they are getting less light. Sunlight helps dry out algae. Algae can foster fungus growth. If you see a slight crust on the soil, remove the plant and repot it again in sterile soil. Cut down on the fertilizer, if you are doing that regularly. Too much nitrogen can promote algae as well as too little light.

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Question: 742-1812
When is the best time to transplant English Ivy ? Bill, Tulsa, OK

Mort's Answer:
English Ivy will do better if moved in the spring or fall. If you can get some root from the lateral shoots instead of the base root, you could even do it in the summer. Cuttings will do better if rooted in sand. English Ivy is a ground cover and vine that will grow almost anywhere. If you try cuttings, you can lay the cutting at a 45 degree angle ion the sand. It can also be started by laying leaves on the sand and putting a thin layer of sand over the leave. Roots will develop under her leaves. Next to Weeping Willow it is the one of easiest plants to root.

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