Hedera Ivy Needlepoint Unrooted Cuttings

Hedera Ivy Needlepoint - Unrooted Cuttings

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Total Per Tray: $6.00

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Native to Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia and brought to the U.S. by colonial settlers, Hedera Helix (also called English Ivy) are fast-growing, trailing plants known for the way they aggressively climb buildings and trellises and cascade from containers and hanging baskets. Also useful in topiaries and landscapes, there’s a reason these plants are top sellers year after year. Their attractive woody evergreen foliage and vigorous growth make them easy to care for and readily identifiable to the common eye. (Read more here.)


Growing Tips

Your unrooted cuttings will arrive freshly cut. You will need to plant them immediately and begin a misting cycle to root the cuttings. This will leech the soil of nutrients, so during the propagation phase use a constant feed of 1/3 the normal recommended dosage of fertilizer until well rooted.

For best results with Hedera Helix Ivy, we recommend using a well-drained soil and a low-but-constant feed program of 200 ppm N once they’re well-rooted. Maintain a pH between 5.5 - 6.5.

Pinching

We recommend that you pinch Hedera Helix Ivy 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Since they’re fast growers, further pinching will be helpful to shape the plant for your final needs.

Spacing

Space pots 6-12 inches to allow air flow and penetration of light between plants.

Height Control

Plant growth regulators are not recommended for Hedera Helix Ivy.

Pests

Spider mites and aphids are the biggest pest problems for Hedera Helix Ivy.

Disease

Hedera Ivy can be susceptible to root rot and bacterial blight.

Watch for botrytis while the days are short. This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.

Planting Hedera Ivy Needlepoint Liners

  1. We recommend planting 5-7 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4” pots, 3 plants per pot should be sufficient. Plant them in a triangle in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation. Regular pinching will shape the plant for your final needs.

Unrooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families, but most can be described as tip cuttings (ivy are leaf-and-eye stem cuttings not tips) that stick nicely in small plug trays such as the 105-plug tray we use (some varieties are better suited for a 50 cell tray, i.e. Angelwing Begonia, Bougainvillea, Setcrecea, etc.). Please do not order unrooted cuttings unless you are an experienced propagator with mist systems and proper temperature control.
Hedera Ivy Needlepoint Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time10-12 Weeks (3 plants per pot)
10" crop time14-16 Weeks (7 plants per pot)
HabitVining/Trailing
Height6-8 Inches
LightPartial Shade
Minimum Temp50-60
Perennial Zone4-9
Water NeedsModerate


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