English Ivy - hanging or climbing?
I have decided that I want to get house plants for natural air purifying. I love the look of Ivy, but it's toxic to cats and Nebula likes to nibble (or chomp...totally ate my whole boston fern, and it was just a little nursery pot one!)
I am going to build a cage and have in it a Peace Lily, some Chrysanthemums and snake plants (all toxic to cats). I would like to have Ivy, but doing research it says it's a climbing vine. Yes they can be in hanging pots, but would that be not as good for them? Maybe the gravity of tugging them down all the time compromises proper root grow or something?
I could do without it, but if I do have it, want it to be as healthy as possible. I would have it hanging from the roof of my plant cage, because then it can be in the middle of the cage and out of reach of the cats. If it has to climb, I would need to put stakes in, as I don't want it near the edge of the wire mesh where little paws could go 'fishing' for a few leaves!