About Gardening: Keeping Indoor Ivy Alive
by Mira Dessy
People laugh at me, but I just can't keep ivy growing (don't know the official name). I've a couple at this time received as gifts; the first finally is healthy only after losing (drying up) half of its sprouts -- now I have three fronds(?) of it. The second just received a few weeks ago is looking ugly and dead except for one piece that might make it. This is the basic, supposedly easy-growing ivy. I try to move it, am not over-watering. Any ideas for me? I have other indoor plants that do nicely. Thanks.
It might be the chemicals that are in your water (if you are on town water). Ivy can be more sensitive to things like that. You might want to let your water sit on the counter overnight and that will get rid of excess chlorine. If that does not help then try repotting it into soil that is more acidic (mix in some peat moss) and see if that helps.
Take the Next Step:
Also in Home
- Experts guide to line drying clothes
- How to decorate your patio inexpensively
- Organic weed control guide
- Buying furniture from the manufacturer
- Moving on a dime
- Homemade room and fabric deodorizers
- 6 cheap, effective home security solutions
- 5 simple and affordable luxuries for your home
- 5 frugal ways to expand your living space
- Top 10 DIY mistakes made by home 'handymen'
- How spring cleaning can save you money
- 4 secrets to budgeting for a home purchase
- Find the best mortgage rates in your area
- 3 ways to use a mortgage calculator
- Mortgage calculator: Calculate your payment and more
- Home equity calculator: HELOC vs. line of credit
- Mortgage refinance break-even calculator
- How much money can I borrow for a mortgage?
- Who offers the most home insurance discounts?