Plant Care German Ivy
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German Ivy

Taxonomy

Senecio mikanioides
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for German Ivy

Water

How often to water your German Ivy

Water needs for German Ivy
0.5 cups
every 12

German Ivy needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Raleigh, NC.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of German Ivy

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for German Ivy in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC

92% High

Growing German Ivy in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant German Ivy in Raleigh, NC

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Raleigh is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant German Ivy in Raleigh, NC

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 5% ☀️

July 27th, 2021

Raleigh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to decrease by 5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant German Ivy in Raleigh, NC

Daylight will decrease by 0.3 hours 📉

July 25th, 2021

This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 11.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.6 total hours of day…

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Finding light for German Ivy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant German Ivy: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

German Ivy may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Raleigh, NC ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your German Ivy thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize German Ivy

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for German Ivy: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your German Ivy after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for German Ivy

German Ivy

German Ivy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Raleigh, NC, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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