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Boston, MA
Feb 10, 2018 4:36 PM CST
Hello - Wondering if anyone has an idea as of why my English Ivy plants are growing high (some are like 7 inches tall) as opposed to spreading to the sides and down, like hanging vines? Mine are the blue and orange pots, I would like mine to grow more like the one on the white pot.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Feb 10, 2018 5:36 PM CST
All plants want to grow up. If they don't have stems that will support the plants upward growth, they will tip over. Your's aren't tall/long enough to tip over yet.

Because your ivy are very crowded, they may take longer to tip as they are holding eachother up.
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Name: Will Creed
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Feb 10, 2018 6:25 PM CST
As Daisy indicated, give them a bit more time and gravity will begin to take hold and pull them downward. The location of the light source can also affect the growth habit. If the light is directly overhead, as from a skylight, then they will remain upright longer.
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