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 San Diego, CA.

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 San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA

89% High

Growing German Ivy in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant German Ivy in San Diego, CA

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

June 16th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant German Ivy in San Diego, CA

Sunlight intensity will increase by 4.6% ☀️

June 16th, 2021

San Diego is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to increase by 4.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.4 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant German Ivy in San Diego, CA

Daylight will increase by 0.5 hours 📈

June 16th, 2021

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 3.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.1 total hours of d…

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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 San Diego, CA ☀️.️

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.

When to repot German Ivy

Nutrient needs for plant German Ivy in San Diego, CA

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 11th, 2021

The growing potential in San Diego is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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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 San Diego, CA, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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