Growing Variegated Ivy

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Planting Variegated Ivy in a pot one size larger than its container will help you in growing and caring for Ivy with variegated leaves. Learn how to grow Variegated Ivy in this free video on gardening. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb, for On Gardening. One of my favorite plants is that of the little ivy. This is a variegated ivy and when you get ready to have any of the ivies you can have them as a house plant, a porch plant, but you could also grow it outside in much of the country as well. They'll take the cold. They do get a little bit of injury sometimes, but they almost always seem to come back, especially if it's up against your house or building. Now when you've got the variegated ivy, remember the variegation part means there's no chlorophyll. The more the variegation is showing, the less chlorophyll we have and the less the plant probably is going to grow. So if you're looking for a plant that has full green, it probably is going to grow a little bit quicker than one that has more of the cream and white like we have on this. But I think the variegation adds a lot to the plant. With the variegated ivy, you're probably going to use a good water soluble about every two months, and occasionally you may want to take a look at this plant, and if you need to step it into a larger size container. Usually one size larger container at any given time when you do that. Ivy's a great plant, and for On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb.