English ivy (Hedera helix)

English ivy (Hedera helix)

A study found that this plant reduces airborne fecal-matter particles. It has also been shown to filter out formaldehyde found in some household cleaning products. English Ivy is recommended for removing allergens such as mold and animal feces.

Care: Green-leaved varieties will grow in bright indirect light and low-light situations. Pale, variegated forms need bright, indirect light to thrive. Water generously during growth and keep compost moist but not waterlogged through the winter months. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly during growth.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: August 6, 2015

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