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Cuidados de la planta Hedera algeriensis o Hiedra de Argelia.

Care of the climbing plant Hedera algeriensis or Algerian ivy

About 15 species of climbing plants distributed throughout Europe, North Africa, Japan, the Canary Islands and central Asia form the genus Hedera belonging to the Araliaceae family. Some species are: Hedera algeriensis, Hedera canariensis, Hedera helix, Hedera colchica, Hedera maroccana, Hedera nepalensis.

Common names: Algerian ivy, Variegated ivy. This species is native to North Africa.

They are perennial climbing plants with reddish stems with aerial roots that reach 8 meters (26.24 feet) in height. The leaves can be dark green or variegated and rhomboid or lobed in shape. The flowers are small and of no decorative interest. The plant is toxic by ingestion.

They are used in hanging pots and to cover walls, fences, pergolas and slopes.

Hedera algeriensis grows in full sun and semi-shade exposures. Resists light and occasional frosts.

The soil can be normal garden soil with abundant organic matter. The pot transplant is done in spring.

Water regularly, waiting until at least the substrate surfaces have dried. Adult plants resist a few days of drought.

Fertilize with compost in spring.

Prune in late winter to control growth as they tend to be invasive plants.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are easily propagated by cuttings from the tips of the branches. 

Images of the climbing plant Hedera algeriensis or Algerian ivy

Hedera algeriensis cv Gloire de Mar...
Hedera algeriensis cv Gloire de Mar...