English Ivy Variegated Plant

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  • Pot Width: 4'

English Ivy

English ivy plants (Hedera helix) are evergreen perennials. They are also classified as woody vines. English ivy looks best when grown in hanging baskets . The plant will eventually bear insignificant greenish flowers, but it is grown primarily for its evergreen leaves.


How to care for English Ivy

Light:  English ivy plants grow well in part shade to full shade. Ivy grown indoors needs bright, indirect light in summer but can benefit from some direct light in winter.

Water: When watering your ivy, always check the soil before adding water. Let the top 1-2 inch of soil dry out between watering .  Also, make sure that your plant has excellent drainage. Ivy should not be kept in standing water or overly wet soil.

Soil:  Grow this evergreen vine in well-drained soil. Indoors, ivy does best in potting mix that is loose and well-drained. To make potting mix use equal parts of sand , compost and garden soil

Temperature: English Ivy plants can grow in temperatures between 45 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Their leaves will stay dark green when grown in consistent temperatures and medium to high humidity. It does not like cold winter wind or high summer heat.

Fertilizer: Liquid fertilizer during the growing season every  month . Don't fertilize this plant in winters . 

Propagation:  It can be propagated via stem cuttings . Healthy stems that are 4 to 5 inches long. Submerge the cut ends in water and wait for roots to develop, then transfer the stems to a pot or the ground.

Toxicity:  English ivy vines are poisonous plants for humans, dogs, cats, and livestock. All parts of the plant are toxic. Severe skin irritation can result from contact with the plant cell sap. Ingesting the leaves can cause excessive drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea as well as delirium, hallucinations, rash, and fever. The berries are less toxic than the foliage but can result in a burning sensation in the throat.

Pest Attack:  English ivy often becomes host to aphids and spider mites, both of which can be sprayed off with water and can be controlled with neem oil or insecticidal soap.


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