How do I take an ivy cutting?


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Hey all, my mother got an ivy plant some time ago and Ive been angling to chop some off and make it my own for a while. Ive already tried this and it wasnt even close to successful, so Im after advice. Pictures included of the plant incase it makes a difference.

When do I take the cutting?
How long should the cutting be?
Rooting hormone?
Water or dirt?
Cut on an angle?
Dos and donts?

Thanks in advance!
 

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As Alp said (y)

Ivy is incredibly hard to kill, if it gets cut off at the roots the stems will adapt into airel roots so layering should be easy :)
 
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Well I approached the plant with intentions of trying this layering technique. To my pleasant surprise, I found that many of the stems had actually sprung roots and were reasonably well established. I took a tablespoon and broke one of the stems, preserving as much of the root as possible, and transplanted it. That was yesterday, and it looks good. Ill post an update in a week or so
 
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Haha, Mother Nature has shown you the rope! As soon as the branches hit the soil, they will send out tiny roots ..
 

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