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English Ivy Gold Child

English Ivy Gold Child

Regular price $21.21 USD
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Common Name(s): English Ivy, Common Ivy
Botanical Name: Hedera helix 'Gold Child'

    English Ivy 'Gold Child' Description

    The 'Gold Child' variety of English Ivy is characterized by its heart-shaped leaves, which have striking golden-yellow margins and a rich green center. It grows vigorously, producing long vines that can either climb up structures or trail down from hanging baskets or shelves. This ivy can add a touch of sophistication to any space, whether used as ground cover in gardens or as a graceful hanging plant indoors.

    Care Plan for English Ivy 'Gold Child'

    Light: English Ivy 'Gold Child' performs best in bright, indirect light but can also adapt to medium and low light conditions. In too much direct sunlight, the leaves can become scorched, while too little light may cause the variegation to fade.

    Watering: Water this ivy when the top inch of soil feels dry. It’s important to ensure the plant is watered thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away, as root rot can occur in soggy soil. During the winter, reduce watering as the plant’s growth slows.

    Humidity: While it can tolerate lower humidity, English Ivy 'Gold Child' thrives in a more humid environment. If the air in your home is dry, particularly during winter months, misting the plant or using a pebble tray can help increase humidity levels.

    Temperature: This plant prefers cooler temperatures and does well in a range of 50-70°F (10-21°C). It should be protected from hot and cold drafts, which could stress the plant and cause leaf drop.

    Child and Pet Safety: English Ivy, including the 'Gold Child' variety, is toxic to both pets and humans if ingested. The plant can cause severe irritation in the mouth, throat, and stomach, and in some cases, skin contact can cause dermatitis. Therefore, it’s important to keep this plant out of reach of children and pets.

    General Tips: Regular pruning can help control its growth and encourage a fuller, bushier appearance. This also helps manage any potential invasiveness, especially when grown outdoors. Clean the leaves occasionally to remove dust and support better photosynthesis.

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