These plants have a climber development; to let them grow at their best, let's place them near a grate or a wall. It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.The Boston ivy should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.
Fertilization Boston ivy
For climber plants to develop without problems, letís act at the end of the winter, or in autumn, adding some manure, or a slow release fertilizer to the ground. In the spring, every 25-30 days, letís add some specific fertilizer for green or flowering plants to the irrigating water.
Generalities Boston ivy
These plants are climbers, therefore they grow leaning against supports of all types. The Boston ivy has a shrub- like development. The Boston ivy is medium in size and 20 m in height; in the autumn it assumes a red colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Watering Boston ivy
Water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. These plants have a vigorous development; when the stem is wider it might need abundant watering during the long summer months.
Treatments Boston ivy
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Boston ivy
We advise growing these plants in quite deep and soft soil with an elevated drainage.
Notes Boston ivy
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.