Intriguing Swedish Ivy Houseplants
Thinking about growing houseplants lately? Then you have one to suit yourself the best. Swedish ivy, the name is not only intriguing, but the whole experience of growing it is enticing. Swedish ivy houseplants are ideal for beginners. Nearly foolproof, this is one of the easiest types of ivy to grow indoors. Swedish ivy houseplants was especially common in home décor of the 1960s and 1970s. These houseplants has glossy green leaves that may be edged in white or variegated in some cultivars. The leaves are small, with scalloped edges. Small tubular flowers will be produced by healthy plants. Left unshaped, Swedish ivy tends to get very leggy, but it can be pinched back to encourage a fuller, more bushy growth habit with lots of branches rather than trailing stems. The pinched sections can be used to start new seedlings, or discarded.
Swedish ivy houseplants care involves keeping a constant room temperature between 60 and 75 F. (16-24 C.) year round. Water the ivy once a week and be sure to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Good drainage is necessary, so do not let the ivy sit in water. Feed Swedish ivy plants once every two weeks during the spring and summer and once a month during the fall and winter. Use a complete liquid houseplant fertilizer and follow the directions.