How to Root Ivy Cuttings

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You can root ivy cuttings by paying close attention to the proper size of the leaves. Root ivy cuttings with help from an experienced horticulturist in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Kathryn O’Donnell, horticulturist and entrepreneur. Today we're going to talk about how to take ivy cuttings. English Ivy is a very versatile vining plant, grows inside and out, and comes in various sizes, shapes and colors, with variegated leaves and with green leaves. The leaves are along the stem, and the important part of taking the cuttings is to do the right size. This vine we will cut into eyes, the eyes will be two internodes, that's two leaf sections. So we will cut two, and then another two, and then another two. So what we want to do with these cuttings is to leave the top leaves and take off the bottom. Where that bottom leaf is attached, that's the part that's going to root. So as you strip off these bottom leaves, then we will take them and put them direct in soil where they will root very easily. So here's our soil. What we want to do is have a moist container of potting soil. Put your finger in and make a stem section. Plant the vine individually so that you don't damage the stem, and put at least eight or ten in a pot. That will make a full beautiful plant. The after care for your vine will be keep it moist, allow it to have bright light, but not a lot of direct sun, because it doesn't have roots yet, and when it is rooted, it will make a little sprout, and you'll know you successfully rooted your ivy cuttings.

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