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Posted 2w ago by @JustPlainDee

One of these Ivies is not like the other πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ
I cannot seem to master the balance of care for my #MintKolibri #englishivy Too much water, not enough water. πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ. Anyone have the secret for this one? She doesn't respond or thrive like my other varieties of #ivy.
2” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
@JustPlainDee

Most cultivars of ivy grow best in bright light, but not direct sun. They tolerate low to medium light, but growth is reduced and variegated forms may turn all green. To maintain the bright color of a variegated ivy, give it plenty of light.

Water Schedule for English ivy is 3 times every 7 days as this is a plant that requires water and doesn't water ivy plants if the soil is too wet. Always check 1-2 inch top soil by using your fingers, if it's dry then only pour water on English ivy. Timing is after sunrise or in the morning.

Ivies benefit from good air circulation, and they should not be crowded. Ivies do well at cool to moderate room temperatures of 50 to 70 Β°F during the day and about 5 to 10 Β°F lower at night. A good, rich commercial houseplant potting mix will be fine for ivy. They should be planted in a container with good drainage.
I'm aware of all of this information, @KikiGoldblatt Thanx but this doesn't help Me understand where I'm not balancing its care.
@JustPlainDee is one variegated and the other is not? It’s hard to tell by the pic on your plant card.
Dee, I have given up on ivy (except the one that grows outside). English ivy has stressed me to no end. I cannot for the life of me understand that I can help 96% of my plants thrive, but I kill ivy. It dies on me every single time. I've tried green ivy and the variegated ivy.

I've tried ivy with wavy leaves and ivy with regular leaves.

I've left it in its nursery pot and I've transplanted it. I've carefully measured water and I've bottom watered.

I am hoping someone can enlighten you with the perfect information, but I cannot. I can tell you 50 ways to kill your ivy, but the only thing I can do to help ivy live is to not bring it in my house. πŸ’š
OhMyGosh @sarahsalith your comment tickled Me because I swear it came from my head about my attempts with #mintkolibri πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. ... That's why I'm asking for help. It has frustrated Me, in the sense of perplexed, to no end... try after try.
The Kolibri that I am growing is not variegated, @KikisOasis...
Dee- my one hack for my two ivy plants (after having killed my first) was transferring them to terra cotta/clay pots! Because clay pots soak up some of the moisture when you water, it really helps regulate the moisture in the soil. Also, ivy plants have the tiniest roots, so I keep my ivy pretty snug in their pots to ensure they dry out pretty quickly. I only water them once they’re about 95% dry.
They also seem to need more light to thrive than they let on, indirect light that is. I have one in a really bright room surrounded by North/East windows, and one in a really bright room with South/East windows.
Thank You for this information, @NewGrowth

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