4.4 out of 5 (493 experiences)
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'
How to care for English Ivy
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 Portland, Oregon.
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December 4th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
December 5th, 2021
Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 33.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.3 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
December 4th, 2021
This month, Portland is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 13% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.5 total hours of dayli…
English Ivy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.
English Ivy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
December 3rd, 2021
The growing potential in Portland is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to…
What other plant parents say
everyone says ivies are super easy but i disagree. i live in a dry room and she needs constant misting and watering to stay alive and keep spider mites away (her biggest problem). she is leggy and her leaves are sparse, and often drops leaves. i put her in a west-facing window for a week which encouraged a lot of new growth but also lots of browned leaves. would probably thrive best in a humid environment in a north or south facing window.
English Ivy is a beautiful addition to any collection with its elegant leaves and sleek stem. They’re very low maintenance, but do require more water than one might think. Sometimes the leaves can get a little dry if you live in an arid climate, so I like to mist Esmeralda’s leaves occasionally. These are SUPER easy to propagate—just cut a piece of stem with some leaves and stick it in water (the roots do take a little longer than most, so just be sure to change the water frequently to prevent slimy roots). As with any plant, English Ivy enjoys a little bit of fertilizer now and then—when I give Es some, her leaves perk up significantly.
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.
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!
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.