Plant Care English Ivy
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English Ivy

4.4 out of 5 (265 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, Camouflage Ivy, Garland Ivy, Francis ivy and pixie dixie ivy

Taxonomy

Hedera helix
Hedera
Araliaceae
Apiales

What other plant parents say

English Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 160
English Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 134
English Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 51
English Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 50
English Ivy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 49
English Ivy has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 31
English Ivy has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 16
English Ivy has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
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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St. John's, NL
Rating of the plant English Ivy named Paul McCartney by Pineapplewoodchips on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

they grow very quickly and the vines are very unruly if you don’t try to tame them , i *gently* put big hair claw clips around the vines to carefully weight them down so they grow straighter or clip …

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Kaleena avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Ivy named Sad Ivan by Kaleena on Greg, the plant care app
06/11/2021

For a plant that is supposed to be invasive, I sure can’t figure out how to get it to invade. I’ve had two English Ivy plants now and they just brown up entirely and die. I’ve tried different kinds o…

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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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Sequtree avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant English Ivy named Denali by Sequtree on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

While this plant can easily become huge and luscious it is very picky about how much sun. So far I’ve seen it do best in a sunny room but not direct sun light. Also be gentle with the vines so you do…

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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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@Lillipad13
Mount Morris, IL
Rating of the plant English Ivy named lola by Lillipad13 on Greg, the plant care app
06/01/2021

I don’t know what it is but I cannot keep this ivy happy. she’s always having issues whether it be leaves falling off, browning, or spider mites. I also can’t seem to get it to grow at all, probably …

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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 Philadelphia, PA.

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 Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

90% High

Growing English Ivy in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant English Ivy in Philadelphia, PA

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 18th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sun…

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Light needs for plant English Ivy in Philadelphia, PA

Sunlight intensity will increase by 6% ☀️

June 20th, 2021

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.9 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant English Ivy in Philadelphia, PA

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

June 20th, 2021

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 11.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.8 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, PA ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your English Ivy thrive 🌿!

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 Philadelphia, PA

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

June 20th, 2021

The growing potential in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, PA, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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