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Propagating the Ivy plant


How do you propagate a Hedera?

In nature the Ivy can reach a height of 30 meters. As soon as you use the plant as a houseplant this will not be the case, but it will certainly climb. In terms of care the plant is not difficult. Both indoors and outdoors.

The cutting of the Ivy, or Hedera, is very easy. Just like taking care of the plant. You do need some patience and time, but then you have some!


  • Ivy (Hedera)
  • Scissors
  • Flower pot with fresh potting soil or vase with water

Propagating an Ivy in 4 steps

1. Disinfecting the scissors

The cutting of the Ivy starts with cleaning the scissors. Use pure alcohol or disinfectant to clean the scissors properly. Then dry the scissors thoroughly.

2. Cut the branch

You can cut a cutting just below the leaf. Make sure there are leaves higher up on the cutting. You can still remove the bottom leaf.

You can also choose to cut several small cuttings. Also keep in mind that the bottom leaf still needs to be removed.

3. Cuttings in water

You can best cut a Ivy in water. Don’t forget to change the water regularly. You put the cutting directly in the water, and every leaf that touches the water is removed.

The leaf you have to remove can be cut away, cut away or pulled off with your hands.

4. Waiting and repotting

After about 4 to 6 weeks enough roots have formed on the cutting. You can take the cutting out of the water and repot it in a flowerpot. Use fresh potting soil to prevent accidental mourning flies. Mourning flies can develop in moist, already used potting soil.

Repot? That’s it! You have successfully planted the Ivy.

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