Plant Care Cape Ivy

Cape Ivy

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Cape Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Cape Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Climbing groundsel, Cape-ivy, Delairea, German ivy and Senecio mikanioides

Taxonomy

Delairea odorata
Delairea
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Cape Ivy

💦 Water

How often to water your Cape Ivy

Water needs for Cape Ivy
0.5 cups
every 9

Cape Ivy needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cape Ivy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Cape Ivy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cape Ivy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cape Ivy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cape Ivy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cape Ivy in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cape Ivy

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cape Ivy: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cape Ivy after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Cape Ivy prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Cape Ivy Water Frequency →

Cape Ivy Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cape Ivy requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Cape Ivy Light Requirements →

Cape Ivy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Cape Ivy

Cape Ivy

Cape Ivy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Cape Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Cape Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Cape Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Cape Ivy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Cape Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@Stalloevan avatar
@@Stalloevan
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 98 XP
10/03/2021

Very conditional and likes direct sun when indoors. Also a water hog, needs water almost daily, but grows fast as a result.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Dana avatar
@Dana
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 143 XP
globe Winnipeg, Manitoba
05/28/2021

Less is more when watering

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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