Caring for grandma

When my (paternal) grandmother passed away a few years ago I kept one of her plants. It is an ivy but I’m not sure of the english name for this particular type of ivy. I nicknamed it “farmor” (grandmother in Swedish). It has been standing in our kitchen ever since and one of the branches grew pretty long but didn’t look too healthy so I decided it was time to replant it to give it more energy. The almost completely yellow branch was removed and the rest replanted in a new pot. Now it looks strong and healthy again.

Replanted ivy
Replanted ivy

At the bottom of the branch we removed was three healthy leaves so I decided I should try to get them growing and get more ivy plants. I do not have green fingers so I’m not sure how it will turn out but got to try it out.

My three cuttings from the original ivy plant.
My three cuttings from the original ivy plant.

 

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One thought on “Caring for grandma

  1. strawberryquicksand October 28, 2013 / 00:36

    That’s lovely you still have your grandma’s plant. I have a pair of gloves my grandma knitted for me before she died. As for the leaves, I have heard if you dip them in honey then plant them, they might grow…. if they are the type that will sprout. Otherwise, you might need to actually try to sprout one of the stems rather than just the leaves. Good luck!

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