Plant Care English Ivy
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English Ivy

4.4 out of 5 (457 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, pixie dixie ivy, dark pittsburgh ivy and English Ivy 'Gold Dust'

Taxonomy

Hedera helix
Hedera
Araliaceae
Apiales

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 Oakland, California.

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 Oakland, California

Oakland, California

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Growing English Ivy in Oakland right now

Light needs for plant English Ivy in Oakland, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 15th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant English Ivy in Oakland, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.8% ☀️

October 15th, 2021

Oakland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Oakland is expected to decrease by 31.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant English Ivy in Oakland, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.7 hours 📉

October 15th, 2021

This month, Oakland is getting an average of 11.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of da…

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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 Oakland, California ☀️.️

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 Oakland, California

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

October 16th, 2021

The growing potential in Oakland is medium 👌.

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

What other plant parents say

English Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 271
English Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 205
English Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 94
English Ivy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 83
English Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 83
English Ivy has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 53
English Ivy has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 26
English Ivy has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 19
Earthling.olive avatar
@Earthling.olive
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 543 XP
10/04/2021

I have a love hate relationship with Ivys. They really grind my gears. This is my fourth Ivy and every single Ivy I’ve had has died. I’ve tried watering less, watering more, MISTING THE DAMN THING. I have no idea what I’m doing wrong. I’m hoping this one decides not to die. Hard to keep alive, but pretty.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Kyrste avatar
@Kyrste
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 276 XP
09/20/2021

Be careful to put your ivy in a good area. They are very light sensitive as I’ve learned. A ways away from direct light but in a decently lit room!

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Thu avatar
@Thu
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 184 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
09/05/2021

the baby leaves die fast and survived being dropped 6 times and im always changjng its pot

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Jollyplantmumsforlife avatar
@Jollyplantmumsforlife
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 245 XP
globe Croydon, England
08/27/2021

jason has been forgotten about for a long time so when we found him again we decided to trim his dead leaves and plant him in the ground with a rock to grow on and he’s started to grow taller with more little leaves we’re very proud of him

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Kyrste avatar
@Kyrste
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 276 XP
08/26/2021

Make sure to test it out to see if your ivy enjoys shade or sun. I’m a new plant parent so this might make some experts upset Bc I’m probably supposed to know all about the plant. But my ivy wasn’t growing and didn’t seem happy in the light so I moved him to a shelf corner and he stared thriving!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Janice avatar
@Janice
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 30 XP
08/24/2021

Easy to grow

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Laura avatar
@Laura
leaf-1 93 Plants
xp 1,681 XP
globe Lake Jackson, Texas
08/23/2021

Not too sure about this one yet seeing as I just got her about a week ago. But so far so good!

Survivor Survivor
Lvl500 avatar
@Lvl500
leaf-1 72 Plants
xp 3,360 XP
08/14/2021

I’ve had this English Ivy for 4 months. It is easy to look after. I have mine positioned in my bathroom positioned in a east facing window. I’ve realised Ivy can grow in light limited environments. Propagation is easy with this plant. I’ve propagated in water, it takes a 3-4 weeks. In my work they have Ivy that has not been nurtured well, not potted regularly or watered consistently. It survives even in those conditions.

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Missmarysmack avatar
@Missmarysmack
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 131 XP
globe Framingham, Massachusetts
08/13/2021

Easy to care for, pretty

Fast grower Fast grower
Tessie avatar
@Tessie
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 69 XP
08/11/2021

I love my english ivy!! Super easy to grow

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Slowerthai avatar
@Slowerthai
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 158 XP
08/11/2021

easy and cheap to find at any UK garden centre!! i know it’s typically an outdoor plant but it seems to be loving the indoors :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Slowerthai avatar
@Slowerthai
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 158 XP
08/11/2021

Super cheap and easy to find at any garden centre in the UK! i know these plants are typically outdoor plants, but mine has been thriving indoors and looks proper nice :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Owenwist avatar
@Owenwist
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, New York
08/11/2021

Grows fast, beware of growing conditions

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Audrey avatar
@Audrey
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 151 XP
globe Brownsburg, Indiana
08/10/2021

he likes to brown and crisp if he is under watered or over watered- doesn’t like full sun either, doesn’t tolerate lots of water for bottom waters

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Tristanxmarie avatar
@Tristanxmarie
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 93 XP
globe Missoula, Montana
08/09/2021

I love ivy so much, such a great beginner plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Georgia avatar
@Georgia
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 55 XP
globe Riverstone, New South Wales
08/08/2021

Doesn’t need much attention.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Livigratz avatar
@Livigratz
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 183 XP
globe Columbus, Ohio
08/07/2021

Don’t over water it!! Grows well far from window

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Brooklynscheer avatar
@Brooklynscheer
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 874 XP
globe Oroville, California
08/04/2021

I LOVE english ivy, especially the verigated version. this little friend loves morning light (if anywhere else, back it up from the window, new leaves will burn) and does well if you forget her for a couple days. she has put out so much new growth, she’s so hardy to my shenanigans, those being moving and causing some stress. luckily, i learned this beauty fairly quick

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Grade avatar
@Grade
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 198 XP
08/02/2021

Looks really nice in your rooms and is practically indestructible

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Plant_parent avatar
@Plant_parent
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 127 XP
08/02/2021

Amazing plant if your a beginner plant parent! They are not only easy to propagate but are extremely hardy and can survive in low light

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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