Ivy Plants

Ivy Needs Cut and Shortened


Anonymous added on December 9, 2011 | Answered

I have an ivy plant that is getting too long. It reaches across the room. I need to know how or where to cut it and replant it without killing it. This is a plant that is about 5 years old.


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Nikki
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Answered on December 12, 2011

This vigorous grower needs regular pruning to keep it in shape. You can prune the plant back by as much as half at a time without hurting it. Since it propagates easily, you can also root some of the cuttings if desired. For help with root pruning or repotting, these articles sohuld help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/prune-roots.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/root-bound-symptoms.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/should-you-repot-your-plant-happy-root-bound-house-plants.htm

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