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


Delairea odorata

How to care for Cape Ivy


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

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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 🏡.


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.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Cape Ivy

Cape Ivy

Cape Ivy

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 98 XP

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
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 143 XP
globe Winnipeg, Manitoba

Less is more when watering

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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