Ivy - is it worth saving?
I have an ivy plant that we have been trying to shape into a robust, healthy plant, to no avail.
It is in a hanging pot in a North facing bay window, with east and west light during the day. The main problem with this plant is that there are very few actual ivy shoots (tendrils?) coming out of the pot. These tendrils are long and do have quite a lot of leaves, but they feel kind of dry/crisp to the touch - not soft and deep green like I feel they should be.
I want my ivy to be more robust up at the top/by the soil, not as lanky. I think that I definitely need to water it more which will help with the feeling of the leaves, but it won't change the shape of the plant.
I'm wondering if I cut my plant back significantly, and perhaps root new tendrils from the cut back content and replant these in the pot, will I be able to create a robust plant? I don't care so much about having a very long ivy plant as I do having one that looks really healthy, green and beautiful :)
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