Hedera Helix/ English Ivy – Plant
Thoroughly water when top half-inch of soil is dry
Height: 0"Pot Size: 0"0
Partial to Full Shade
Low MaintenanceEasy To Grow
Low Light Plant
Indoors, Shaded Balcony, Office Spaces, Table Top, Living Room, Low Light Indoor Plants
English Ivy is a vining plant that produces plenitudes of heart-shaped leaves ranging from dark to light green.
They are an evergreen plant and continues to grow throughout the year and grow up to 8 inches in height.
Your Ivy is an anti-inflammatory plant and can help in allergies situation by blocking histamines as well.
Ivies adapt themselves to almost any amount of light, ranging from bright sun to full shade. However, your English Ivy grows well in partial to full shade, making them one of the best indoor plants to grow.
During summers, they propagate exceptionally well in bright indirect sunlight as they are intolerant to direct sunlight. During the winters, protect them from frost and freezing temperatures.
Water the Ivy once the soil is dry to the touch to a depth of at least an inch. You can water your English Ivy twice a week.
Ivies prefer low-moderate humidity but do not allow them to stand in water for a long time as it can cause the roots to rot.
Fertile, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil is ideal for your English Ivy. They grow well in a humid environment, so you can lightly mist their leaves in the summers as well. Indoors, your English ivy prefers a well-drained soil mix with a balanced fertilizing monthly.
English Ivy does not need fertilizers to thrive, but it enhances the growth rate of the plant. In general, your Ivy requires an equal amount of nitrogen and potassium, and phosphorous (15-15-15) for growth. You can use a soluble fertilizer and sprays the same to your ivy bi-monthly or monthly.
Hedera Helix is a herb and does not have any significant toxic issues. However, it can be mildly toxic if taken orally for some people. The leaves can also result in an allergic reaction for some people upon touching.
Your English Ivy can be affected by common pests like spider mites, aphids, or scale insects. In that case, you should remove the infected leaves and treat the plant with an insecticidal or pesticide spray.
Try to trim the wooden areas of your Ivy in winters to keep the plant healthy in the long run.
Try to keep ivies from open windows, drafts, or balconies as fluctuating temperatures can stifle their performance drastically.
Yellow/Black Spots on leaves: It is an indication of fungal infection- Sprays your plant with a pesticide.
Leaves turning Yellow: Inconsistent temperature- Bring your plant indoors away from open windows or draft.
Leaves turning Brown: Indicates excessive watering- Avoid overly watering the plant and keep it on a dryer side.
English Ivy makes a bright and excellent houseplant. It is an evergreen plant that can thrive in low-light and cold situations, making it an ideal choice to have as your green office companion. Its bright green leaves with a teal undertone bring a splash of the outdoors inside. Hedera Helix stay green all around the year, making it an attractive ground cover for decorative gardens or as a room ornament to add bright colour.