'Pixie Dixie' Ivy and general vining houseplant question

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'Pixie Dixie' Ivy and general vining houseplant question

Post by Trace » Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:00:00



About six months ago or so, I bought a little 'Small Leafed Green Pixie
Dixie' Ivy from Home Depot. It has now reached the point where it needs
some support for the vines and needs repotted badly. A problem I've run
up against before is this: When you have a vining plant and you put a
trellis or trellis like structure in the pot, there comes a time when
it outgrows that trellis. So, what do you do? Do you just keep cutting
it back and keep it small enough for that trellis? Do you put a large
trellis/support structure in there when it's small and let it look
silly for a couple of years or more until it fills it all out? Or do
you spend hours gently unwinding it from the 'old' trellis and then
rewinding it onto the 'new' one?
--

Tracey

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"All a parent, *any* parent, can do is give
it their best shot, right or wrong. The
actual outcome rests on so many variables,
no single person can assume responsibility,
blame or praise for whatever happens....
We've got to remember not to try to shoulder
the blame for what other people do...."

                                --Aahz--

 
 
 

'Pixie Dixie' Ivy and general vining houseplant question

Post by shebin » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Ivy is very forgiving indoor or out.  I'd say any of the methods you proposed
are viable-it's up to you.  I have a h*ll of a lot of plants indoor and out
and find viney and bushy plants benefit from regular snipping here and there
to keep the shape nice and also for size management. Sometimes when a plant
gets thin and leggy do one of two things that I find works- buy tiny
planetlets of same for filling in gaps or cut everything down to soil top and
watch it come back stronger and bushier. Good luck. shebink In article

Quote:

> About six months ago or so, I bought a little 'Small Leafed Green Pixie
> Dixie' Ivy from Home Depot. It has now reached the point where it needs
> some support for the vines and needs repotted badly. A problem I've run
> up against before is this: When you have a vining plant and you put a
> trellis or trellis like structure in the pot, there comes a time when
> it outgrows that trellis. So, what do you do? Do you just keep cutting
> it back and keep it small enough for that trellis? Do you put a large
> trellis/support structure in there when it's small and let it look
> silly for a couple of years or more until it fills it all out? Or do
> you spend hours gently unwinding it from the 'old' trellis and then
> rewinding it onto the 'new' one?
> --

> Tracey

> -----
> "All a parent, *any* parent, can do is give
> it their best shot, right or wrong. The
> actual outcome rests on so many variables,
> no single person can assume responsibility,
> blame or praise for whatever happens....
> We've got to remember not to try to shoulder
> the blame for what other people do...."

>                                 --Aahz--

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'Pixie Dixie' Ivy and general vining houseplant question

Post by Trace » Sat, 24 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>Ivy is very forgiving indoor or out.

<snip>

Thanks for the thoughts. The silly little thing seems to be a rapid
grower so I'll probably go for a 'slightly larger than needed' trellis
and give it a while to fill it out. I miscalculated (or just didn't
have foresight) with a jasmine plant and now it looks extremely silly
being on a small support and I think it won't flower unless it grows
a bit more.
--

Tracey

-----
"All a parent, *any* parent, can do is give
it their best shot, right or wrong. The
actual outcome rests on so many variables,
no single person can assume responsibility,
blame or praise for whatever happens....
We've got to remember not to try to shoulder
the blame for what other people do...."

                                --Aahz--