Algerian Ivy Plant Care

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Algerian ivy plants are beautiful plants to grow in your garden or home. Learn all about Algerian ivy plant care with gardening tips from a horticulturist in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFrietas, Mr. Green Thumb for on gardening. One of the plants that you may want to have for a low light area is ivy. Now, this happens to be Algerian ivy, there are all kinds of ivies. There's needlepoint, there's English ivy. In general, almost all the ivies will grow well under partial shade to near full sun. If you've got full sun, they'll adapt to it, but they also will adapt to the shady spots just as well, if not better. Make sure you've got a good PD type soil, they like a lot of organic matter. So you're going to have it slightly acidic. Make sure it gets a good deal of moisture. That means you're going to water them on a pretty faithful basis; probably every couple of days. Once they're established though, you've got them covering a structure; you don't have to water as much. You'll see these used sometimes on some of the structures where they've got like wire. Where they're doing topiary. The ivies lend themselves well to it, because they tend to climb over things well. Be it a brick wall, be it your house, or be it in your backyard. Ivies are a good choice. For on gardening, I'm Stan DeFrietas, Mr. Green Thumb.