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English Ivy Vine Is A Perennial Ground-cover That Offers Year Round Beauty In Shade Gardens
The English Ivy Plant
To add height and depth to your garden, there is no better plant than English Ivy. English Ivy is well known in the English countryside as a natural climber. These beautiful and lush green plants cling to just about anything that they can find, and you'll often see them cascading over entire homes and barns. Ivy prefers a shady area with organic and fertile soil. The darker and more productive the ground, the greener your English Ivy is going to be. Along with preferring a shady spot in your garden or property, English Ivy is relatively tolerant of being ignored. Most homeowners whose homes are covered in English Ivy don't water the plants regularly instead of relying on natural rainfall to do the job. However, to get your Ivy established, it's recommended to properly watering when its soil dries out completely.
When planting English Ivy Vine, it's recommended that you plant them 12 to 18 inches apart for adequate room to grow
You can space the Ivy a foot apart for even quicker coverage, and you'll be amazed at how quickly the plants cover the area. It takes only a few short months of warm weather for your English Ivy to take root and begin climbing the area. First, the ivy will fill the barren spot where it was planted, and then it will start climbing walls, trellises, and just about anything else it can find. Each Ivy vine can grow up to 50 feet, so be prepared for this particular plant to be a garden showoff rather quickly. Depending on the area you live, it can take up to two to three years for the Ivy to grow to its full potential. If you'd instead grow the plant indoors, provide the plant with a stake or vertical structure to ensure it looks its best.
This is a plant that is mainly loved for the many excellent features that it has. One of the most essential elements that have made many people love the plant is the ability to cover the ground. The plant can thrive well in cold and area with low light. The merits of using these products range from environmental to the medicinal value that they have. The plant with an English origin has been used for a long duration during spring to cover the ground. One of the therapeutic benefits that the plant has is treating respiratory diseases that one can suffer from.
Respiratory diseases that can be treated by the use of ivy
Many conditions can be treated with the use of this plant. One of the respiratory diseases is asthma. The plant has components that can be able to cure the disease. One can also use the plant to treat bronchitis. This is a disease that affects a person's bronchus as a result of inhalations that they make from the air. When one uses this plant, it can also correct the situation and avoid suffering from the disease. You can eat it as herb or go ahead and use it in tea to use the plant. You can also use it to clean wounds to avoid external infections that can affect a person.
The plant can also be used for air purification. It can remove toxins like benzene and xylene. The viruses are known to cause sick building syndrome, affecting people when they get into a given building with viruses. The plant also provides cost-effective treatment for arthritis and inflammation. Inflammation is a situation that is known to increase the speed with which cancer develops in the body. The plant can be used to treat such a condition.
The English Ivy (Hedera helix) is a beautiful plant that can spread rapidly and aggressively and has a long history. It is an evergreen plant that inhabits most parts of the United States and Canada. Many people are accustomed to the lobed, thick, and often silky leaves of the English Ivy. The foliage usually is dark green in color and has white, light green or yellow veins. Every leaf has three to five lobes. In other cases, the foliage has an attractive multicolored look that consists of two or even more colors that may include red, dark green, white, yellow, and light green.
English Ivy plant is a great climber, clinging to nearly everything using its roots, which grow along its stems. The plant does well in a shady area with organically fertile soil. The plant also tolerates a variety of soils, but it prefers rich loams. It also tolerates some drought, but for the best foliage color, it is advisable to grow it in evenly moist soil. The Ivy can be propagated through the seeds or even vegetatively. Birds also aid in dispersing the seeds of the plant. The plant also needs rare maintenance since the ground cover hardly needs pruning except when they spread to areas where they are not wanted.