Ivy

dina
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Ivy

Hi,
I cut a couple of ivy stems and put them in the water with the idea that they will grow roots.Did I make a mistake? Can they grow roots like that and how long do I have to wait? It is about 2 weeks since I put them in a glass with water(which I change regularly) but the roots still don't appeare!The stems are alive and growing. Would you please give me any advice on that.

dina

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kasimac
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Welcome to the forums Dina!
Putting your Ivy in water should be ok temporarily, but if you want it to grow roots, I would snip off about an inch of plant from where you had originally clipped it, to give it a fresh cut (I'm not sure if you should cut it diagonally or straight), then I would immediatly put the ivy into really wet soil.

Keep the soil wet, then in about 1 or two weeks, give the plant a small tug to see if it is resisting. If it is, you have some roots.

Hope that helps!
You may want to wait for a second opinion just in case : )

dina
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ivy

Thanks for advise! I have just tried that and will see what will happen.

dina

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