Plant Care English Ivy

English Ivy

4.3 out of 5 (64 experiences)

English Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
English Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Common Ivy, Little hermann ivy, Glacier Ivy, Starling Ivy, Florida Ivy, King's Choice Ivy, curly locks ivy, California Fan and Ivy

Taxonomy

Hedera helix
Hedera
Araliaceae
Apiales

What other plant parents say

English Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 37
English Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 30
English Ivy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
English Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
English Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
English Ivy has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
English Ivy has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
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@Priya
West Hartford, CT
Rating of the plant English Ivy named Ivy by Priya on Greg, the plant care app
02/19/2021

This is a plant that does like a drier soil so even sometimes when I go a full 2 weeks without watering it, it’s still doing fine. All it needs is a solid soak and it’s good. Plus very easy to manage…

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@Chyillax
Waimanalo, HI
Rating of the plant English Ivy named Ivester by Chyillax on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

English Ivy is pretty sturdy! It does tend to like some nice light every once and a while but can do well in indirect light too! Will tell you if it needs more by getting a little leggy! Can also go …

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Maria avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Ivy named Akhlys by Maria on Greg, the plant care app
03/21/2021

I have not done anything special for this plant I got from a local grocery store. It’s been hanging outside in cold nights and it doesn’t really complain. It is putting out new leaves and trailing ni…

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant English Ivy named Sherlock by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/22/2021

I like how these leaves grow towards sunlight. They’re fast growers, constantly seeing new leaves. Highly recommend this one to anyone looking for a plant that is fun to watch grow 🪴

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@Tatenewman14
Denver, CO
Rating of the plant English Ivy named Kimberly by Tatenewman14 on Greg, the plant care app
02/28/2021

Love love these beauties! This one was a Christmas present and is still super lush. 🌱 Also an easy plant to take care of once established, Kimberly is definitely a survivor!

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@Folkehaus
Monterey, CA
Rating of the plant English Ivy named Craig by Folkehaus on Greg, the plant care app
03/30/2021

For me, forgetting about English ivy seems to help them grow but out of nowhere they like to decide they hate me and go limp even when recently watered on schedule.

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@Bdelanghe
New York, NY
Rating of the plant English Ivy named Aristotle by Bdelanghe on Greg, the plant care app
04/18/2021

I’ve had a lot of issues with fungus gnats when growing this little one in soil. Recently switched to pumice only. It’s loving it.

Ur_moms_house avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Ivy named Walt by Ur_moms_house on Greg, the plant care app
04/21/2021

this is a really good plant for your first ivy. it’s best if you don’t put it in direct light. but it is a pretty cool plant 😼

Blacklily96 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Ivy named Ivy by Blacklily96 on Greg, the plant care app
04/16/2021

Fast grower and resilient when I got my ivy it was drooping over the pot and with a little water it came back to life 💕

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@Teara.bby
New York, NY
Rating of the plant English Ivy named ivy (she/her) by Teara.bby on Greg, the plant care app
03/24/2021

super low matinence, just needs love and a good water schedule. dont forget to rotate it every couple of days/weeks.

How to care for English Ivy

Water

How often to water your English Ivy

Water needs for English Ivy
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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 English Ivy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for English Ivy in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

59% Medium

Growing English Ivy in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant English Ivy in Baltimore, MD

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

April 21st, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant English Ivy in Baltimore, MD

Sunlight intensity will increase by 40.9% ☀️

April 21st, 2021

Baltimore is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to increase by 40.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.2 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant English Ivy in Baltimore, MD

Daylight will increase by 2.3 hours 📈

April 17th, 2021

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 19.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.7 total hours of d…

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Finding light for English Ivy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant English Ivy: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

English Ivy may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth..️

Baltimore, MD currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize English Ivy

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for English 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 English Ivy after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot English Ivy

Nutrient needs for plant English Ivy in Baltimore, MD

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

April 20th, 2021

The growing potential in Baltimore is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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Care Summary for English Ivy

English Ivy

English Ivy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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