Plant Care English Ivy
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English Ivy

4.5 out of 5 (113 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, Ivy and Camouflage Ivy

Taxonomy

Hedera helix
Hedera
Araliaceae
Apiales

What other plant parents say

English Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 66
English Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 52
English Ivy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 19
English Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 19
English Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
English Ivy has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
English Ivy has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
English Ivy has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Ivy named English Ivy by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
04/26/2021

*This plant is sitting in a east-facing window. I water it when I think about it (because I forgot to put it in Greg!)* I have always had trouble with ivy. It's like I can't keep it happy. Too muc…

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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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@Pottinspott…
Medicine Hat, AB
Rating of the plant English Ivy named 7 Foot Ivy by Pottinspottin on Greg, the plant care app
05/10/2021

These guys grow FAST! I currently have a 7 foot, with multiple vines and about 10 cuttings/props of 5foot vines🤯 I bought this guy 3 years ago with just a few, 1foot cuttings and it has blown me away…

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@Athena61
Minneapolis, MN
Rating of the plant English Ivy named Mary by Athena61 on Greg, the plant care app
04/25/2021

This is such a pretty plant. I have her growing on a copper trellis, and currently under a grow light due to some work being done around the windows. I mist Mary daily even though some literature sug…

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Agatha avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Ivy named Ivy by Agatha on Greg, the plant care app
04/24/2021

My Ivy didn’t grow fast her fist year bc she wasn’t getting much light, but it’s been slow and steady - and she was so small to begin with! I got her in a 2” pot. She was just a teeny tiny stem! She’…

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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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@Spaaceduude
Chula Vista, CA
Rating of the plant English Ivy named Blue by Spaaceduude on Greg, the plant care app
05/11/2021

This is my second English ivy plant. I do not know how to keep it happy in my climate. It’s seems like I’ve tried all possible lighting situations but it doesn’t like any of them. Hopefully this one …

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@Maria
Highland, CA
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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Katiel avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Ivy named Elizabeth by Katiel on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

This is a cute little plant but is slow growing and browns easily with just a few hours of too much sun. I love the leaves and hope it speeds up growing because the trailing vines are so gorgeous!

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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 🪴

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 Indianapolis, IN.

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 Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis, IN

72% Medium

Growing English Ivy in Indianapolis right now

Light needs for plant English Ivy in Indianapolis, IN

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

May 13th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant English Ivy in Indianapolis, IN

Sunlight intensity will increase by 33.9% ☀️

May 11th, 2021

Indianapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to increase by 33.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.4 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant English Ivy in Indianapolis, IN

Daylight will increase by 2.1 hours 📈

May 10th, 2021

This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 17.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.5 total hours o…

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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..️

Indianapolis, IN 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 Indianapolis, IN

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

May 6th, 2021

The growing potential in Indianapolis 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 …

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

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