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Sep 21, 2011 12:57 PM CST
|I have never owned houseplants before and have no trace of a green thumb at all! But I received this plant 3 years ago when my grandmother passed so it means a lot to me. It came close to dying a few times in my house so last year I moved it to my office. It is doing better but I don't think it has ever looked very healthy. (Although, considering I know nothing about plants, it could be healthy and normal!) I thought if I could find out what type of plant it was, I could do some research and learn about the care it requires. The vines seem sparse and there is usually wilted or dry leaves on them. I water it once a week (possibly twice).|
Any help would be appreciated!
Sep 21, 2011 1:46 PM CST
|It's a type of English Ivy. (Hedera helix)|
It appreciates cool moist air and doesn't like to dry out for long periods. Think "England".
Mist it daily because it's a Spider Mite magnet! and misting helps keep them away.
Bright light with no direct sun.
Oct 12, 2011 11:00 PM CST
|Not English ivy.|
It's a completely different plant, and not related to English ivy at all.
Oct 13, 2011 12:35 PM CST
|Commonly called "Cape Ivy", "German Ivy", Italian Ivy".|
Synonym Senecio mikanoides
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