The entrances and the foyers are usually dark areas, with high humidity and little fresh air. Few plants can tolerate these conditions and one of them is the ivy plant. Every attempt we made with my dear neighbour to add plants in the foyer of our apartments was not so successful. The plants either had a poor development, or they were withered. The small window in the center of our corridor was not enough for their light and their air. So, I decided to grow the ivy cuttings in the water.
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cuttings from an ivy plant
one or two small pieces of soft wire
pruning sears or scissors
• From an ivy, cut three or four sections just below a leaf node.
• Remove the leaves that will stay under the water.
• Give a shape to the wire and put it to the vase.
• Stabilize the ivy cuttings on it. You can also use pebbles to stabilize it.
• Fill the vase with water. It’s better to use filtered water, which is chlorine free.
• Add water whenever you see that its level lows.
Other plants you can grow them in the water and in areas with poor light: bamboo, chinese evergreen, philodendron, spider plants.