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Questions About Ivy Plants

Asked by
traciwalker9766 on
September 9, 2018
Alvarado Texas 76009

Q. Will a cutting from arrowhead ivy root in jar of water

If i cut a long piece off existing plant and put in water will it grow roots like a regular ivy

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 10, 2018
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 11, 2018

Q. Poisonous Plants-

I have the garden perennial variegated (yellow & green) ivy planted in my garden. I was told it was toxic/poisonous to dogs
II THIS TRUE? If so, I need to dig them out and discard.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
September 11, 2018
A.

You need to know if you have English or Boston ivy or some other type of ivy. English ivy leaves will make a dog sick if eaten. Here is a link to ASPCA info on English ivy. Your vet is also a good source of information. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/english-ivy

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Asked by
Kathy Rukstela on
September 14, 2018
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Q. Best type of ivy to cover telephone pole

Pole in New Hampshire and very close to my sidewalk. Any other ideas to cover unsightly attachments on the pole.Thanks for any ideas. Pretty sunny area.
Thanks for any ideas, Kathy

Answered by
drtreelove on
September 14, 2018
A.

The telephone pole may be an electrical utility pole, so be sure that what you are planting will not cause a problem or a hazard by growing up into the conductors. Or that after your planting time and investment, the utility company removes the plants and charges you for the obstruction.

Instead of ivy on the pole itself, consider planting a tall columnar form tree on your property, in a position that will block the pole from your view.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=columnar%20trees%20for%20privacy&qs=AS&form=QBIR&sp=3&pq=columnar%20trees%20for%20&sk=AS2&sc=8-19&cvid=74B9B3EBF8144CB995CFBC4C7BAEE61C

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Asked by
rennman22 on
September 18, 2018
93402

Q. Is there anything I can protect my Ivy with during tent fumigation? I’m thinking maybe a coating like Nims oil?

The Plants in question are 30 years old, cover over 1,000 sq. ft, with some have a 4″ diameter trunk. They are entrenched to the Structure.

Answered by
drtreelove on
September 18, 2018
A.

I don't have first hand experience with a situation exactly like yours, so I'm 'educated' guessing, but here is what I would do:

Talk to the pest control company that is doing the fumigation. In California they are required to have a licensed applicator supervisor who knows the products being used and environmental hazards. He/she may have had experience with plant protection like this. If not, the state Structural Pest Control Board may be able to direct you to someone who does. https://www.pestboard.ca.gov/
Also, the UC Extension may be of help.
http://cesanluisobispo.ucanr.edu/about/contact/

Find out exactly what they will be using and if it will kill the stems of the ivy. It may just burn the leaves and the plants may refoliate in spring.

I wouldn't count on neem oil for a protective coating, but consider this product: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZ2O26A/ref=s9_dcacsd_dcoop_bw_cr_x__a_w

Protection from termite fumigation chemicals is not the normal use for this material. Contact the manufacture for pros and cons.

Here's some general information, although the article does not address your situation where you cannot move or protect the ivy attached to the home.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/protecting-plants-fumigation.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 26, 2018

Q. Propagation of Swedish ivy.?

Is it absolutely necessary to use root hormone on the cut tip of the plant before placing it in Miracle grow potting soil. I have seedling starting potting soil and potting soil. I thought about using a mixture of these soils without root hormone. Is that o.k?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
October 27, 2018
A.

I think people are divided on this question. Because swedish ivy is easy to propagate, you can probably skip the rooting hormone. It may increase your success rate somewhat but we started propagating plants long before rooting hormone was available. Good luck.

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Asked by
Cecilia.suttergield78 on
November 13, 2018
Indian Springs, NV 89018

Q. How to save this ivy that has got frost bit

And this small potted tree

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 13, 2018
Certified Expert
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Just bring them in out of the cold. Give them less water than they would get outside, and don't cut any dead leaves until they have plenty of new growth to replace them. This will just be a waiting game from here.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 2, 2019

Q. growing large leaf ivy

When I purchased my ivy plant it had very large leaves. As it has grown larger the leaves are small. What can I do to have larger leaves?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 2, 2019
A.

It is likely that the pH around the plant is off. You can use dolomitic lime to help with this. The next guess would be a pest. Have you noticed any webbing, or insects?

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