Can I pick Ivy from my dad's yard and replant in my yard?

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  • Kim Kim on Oct 05, 2018

    😳Don’t do it!

    Just kidding. You can absolutely start ivy plants from pieces of Ivy. In fact that’s why it’s so hard to eradicate, it just takes one teeny little piece to start a whole new vine. Just be aware that once you have Ivy, it takes an awful lot to get rid of it.


    • Nancy Nancy on Oct 05, 2018

      Thank you so much for taking the time to answer me. I know it's hard to get rid of well it seems to be. I'm not much of a planter or a gardener. Anyways I think I probably won't do that now

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 05, 2018

    Hi Nancy. I'm Cindy. You can get several new ivy plants from one stem. Be sure to cut a vine that has several leaves. Once cut, trim the vine below the bottom leaf down to about an inch or two. At this point, you can put it in water and place in a sunny window. Change the water regularly and in 6 to 8 weeks you will see new roots forming. Then you can put it in soil. Hope this helps.

    • Nancy Nancy on Oct 05, 2018

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate the advice it's nice to know I have you guys to ask questions to I probably won't plant it now just based on the experiences I've had with the answers since it's not my house. However I think I will plant some inside and some pots and see how I do. I'm going to test my skills of usually destroying every plant I touch on this IV and see how strong really is

  • Pokey35 Pokey35 on Oct 05, 2018

    To get rid of it u must cut it completely down... cover the area with black plastic. No sun... no plant... no have fun with the ivy. They root fast. Look beautiful on the side of a house. Keep it trimmed from the shingles on top of the roof.

  • Jan Marie Jan Marie on Oct 05, 2018

    I agree with not planting it. Five or ten years from not you will be saying "Why did I plant this ivy?"

    • Nancy Nancy on Oct 05, 2018

      I will not plant it now button too many negatives however I am fascinated to know about how to root them. Also I might try to plant them indoors and see if I can actually grow something since you're so indestructible haha. Thanks for taking your time to answer me

  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 05, 2018

    Ivy is an invasive plant, it can kill your trees, shrubs and totally take over your yard. I sure wish my neighbor never planted it.

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    • Sharon Sharon on Oct 06, 2018

      I might add, that trying to eradicate it from trees and the ground here.... it has a volatile oil on the leaves that sticks to the skin and is very irritating.

      Its illegal to plant in Oregon, they spend multi-millions to get rid of it each year.

  • Depending on where you live, a playground for rats and mice, which in turn, invite snakes to the party. If you have pets and kids, might be something to consider. Don't get me wrong, I like ivy, in the right application, it is indestructible and perfect for erosion control.

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    • Our pleasure! Yes, if controlled, it is a beautiful plant. I have always loved all sorts of ivy. Just know it needs to be kept in check to remain pretty and not invasive. In pots it will be perfect. They grow like pothos, only faster. Have fun and enjoy! 🌿

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Feb 16, 2021

    Hi Nancy, yes you can. This quick tutorial will show you how to trim ivy so you can replant it in your garden -

  • Louise Louise on Nov 21, 2021

    Don't do it because it will become invasive and it's VERY, VERY hard to eliminate it once it's taken over.