New Swedish Ivy and Cake Stand Greenhouse
Our trip to Cedar Rapids yesterday included a trip to Earl May where Spencer encouraged me to pick a new hanging plant. He didn’t have to work too hard, of course, but choosing one was a challenge. My plants are usually impulse or clearance picks.
I ended up with a great big Swedish Ivy because my aunt has one that I admire. I hope it is as prolific as the mint it looks like so I can easily share it with my mom.
I trimmed it up and have some cuttings in my new “greenhouse.” Most sources suggest keeping the cuttings covered until new growth shows. This was challenging because the cuttings should not touch the plastic. I solved this by putting the planter on a cake stand. The stand holds the plastic away from the plant.
Full disclosure: I couldn’t pick just one plant and brought home a tiny Wandering Jew as well. The little ivy in the picture is a cutting from a Lowe’s clearance plant and the big one is repotted from my Alidi poinsettia arrangement.