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The Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant

The Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant is a beautiful plant that through its unique form transforms any space or garden into a piece of paradise.
In this article we are going to explain almost everything about the care of the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant.
Where to place and water the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant and of course all other useful information about the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant.



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The Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant likes a sip of water

For almost all plants watering is an important part for the plant to survive and grow. The Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant is certainly no exception! In this chapter you will find all the necessary information so that you can provide your Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant with moisture in the right way.


During the summer it is very important that this plant, when standing outside, is kept well moist. Especially during the hot days it should be watered every day, that the root ball is well moist. With the less hot days this can be skipped for a few days. This is so important because otherwise the plant will 'drink' moisture from its leaves, which will make it dry and eventually die. This should of course be prevented.


When winter is approaching, the rules turn around! When the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant is outside, it has to stay dry so that the moisture does not freeze and damage the plant. The Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant does not suffer from a dry root ball during this period, it is in a kind of hibernation!
When the plant is indoors with the winter it should be kept slightly moist, so not soaking wet (like in summer), but just that the root ball feels a little damp.

General rules

In addition to the upper guidelines, it is best to use the following rules:

First give the plant a little water. If the soil is dry within 2 days, this means it needs a little more water. Adjust the amount of water until it still feels slightly moist between 2 and 5 days after watering, and almost dry after 5 days. If it feels very wet after 5 days, then wait until it is almost dry and pour again, but reduce the amount.


We recommend watering the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant on a weekly basis, but we do not recommend this during the hot summer days, so either do it in the evening after sunset, or during days when the sun shines little, because the water droplets bundle the incoming sunlight into small dots that become very hot, which dry out the leaves, or even burn them out.
Apart from the adverse effect of bright sunlight on wet leaves, watering has beneficial effects for your Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant, i.e. it removes dust from the leaves, allowing them to better absorb sunlight and appear more beautiful, and it prevents certain types of pests.

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Where to place the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant best

For many plants, it is important to determine the right place where it can best stand. Lots or little sun, sheltered from wind, in the shade at certain sun positions... this all makes a difference to the development of the plant. In this chapter you will find what is best for the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant.


The Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant is a plant that loves sunshine reasonably. It likes to be in full sun, half-shade, taking in all the light. If it's inside, it would like a spot near a window or where there's light coming in. The Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant requires at least 1 to 3 hours of direct sunlight per day.


Make sure that the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant experiences as little wind as possible. Wind can damage the leaves, causing them to die faster. A little wind is no problem.

Temperature requirements

Daytime minimum -26℃
At night minimum -26 ℃

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Packing, why and when?

Repotting an Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant whose root ball has grown through brings with it a few advantages, namely that the plant grows faster when the roots have the space. It is also better able to withstand low temperatures with a larger root ball. It is then better able to absorb moisture from the soil and is therefore stronger and more stable.

General rules

When the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant is rooted (often every 2-3 years) we recommend repotting it in spring. If it is always inside, it doesn't matter. If it is outside, it's not a problem to repot it in summer, but in autumn and winter we don't recommend repotting it, because it doesn't grow and rooting optimally, which may make it a bit weak, and it may suffer frost damage.

When you choose to repot your Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant, choose a nice pot twice the size of the root ball. Put a layer of hydro grains at the bottom of the new pot, for better moisture control. He will thank you for that. Fill this layer with some Mediterranean potting soil. This type of soil ensures that the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwiplant takes root optimally, and is fed. Then you can place the root ball on the ground. Make sure that the top of the root ball is slightly below the edge of the pot. Aim for a difference of 2 to 6cm. This difference ensures that the water does not run off the root ball when you water it.
Every year you should replace the top soil layer, because it becomes hard and 'wears out' in terms of nutrients, because of the regular watering and because of the sunlight on the top edge of the root ball.

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Provide the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant with good nutrition

During the summer and spring periods, your Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant needs to be well nourished. Unfortunately, a good type of soil is not enough for this. It certainly helps in certain needs of the plant. However, to keep the leaves nice and deep green and strong, we recommend supplementing the nutrition with the specialized food [florentus]. Pokon is much recommended by other shops, but we do not recommend it, because ... Florentus is a product based on natural nutrients from many different sources, a mix of organic, vegetable acids and pure concentrates, It is the perfect 'fertilizer' for plants. Your plant is very grateful for this nutrition and will reward you with shiny deep green leaves and a healthy strong roots.
If you want to give your plant that extra bit of luxury, we also recommend supplementing florentus with [Plant Ultra], which provides a few extra useful nutrients that the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant loves. They are not essential, but help with root growth and extra health and strength of the palm.

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When the leaves discolour

The leaves may have black leaf tips, which may mean that too much water has been dispensed. Brown or yellow leaves may mean that too little water has been dispensed. We recommend checking this and adjusting the watering if necessary. We also recommend making the plant a bit more beautiful by simply cutting off the ugly tips with scissors.

It is also possible that the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant has been moved from a place with much/little light to a place with a different amount of light. This may also cause the leaves to discolour. The new leaves will be more resistant to direct sunlight.

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How to prune the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant and when?

The leaves of the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant will wither over time. If this is the case with a leaf, you can simply cut the stem close to the stem. It is not a problem to cut off a whole leaf with the stem of the plant. This is how the plant forms its stem.

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How can I propagate the Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant?

Many plants are easy to propagate by e.g. taking cuttings or harvesting and planting the seeds. The Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - Kiwi plant only propagates by seed.

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