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About English Ivy
Plants in the Hedera genus are commonly known as Ivy, and are native to Eurasia and northern Africa although they've been introduced and are now common in the Americas and Australia. They're excellent climbers and have been known to grow on buildings and trees to over 100ft/30m tall! 🪜 You'll often see wreathes of ivy in Ancient Roman works of art, as they were believed to prevent intoxication. 🍷
Also known as
Ivy, Common Ivy, Little Hermann Vvy, Garland Ivy, Dark Pittsburgh Ivy, Royal Hustler Ivy, Ingrid Liz Ivy, designer Ivy and kings choice ivy
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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November 29th, 2022
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…
November 30th, 2022
Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 36.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
November 29th, 2022
This month, Portland is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 14.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.5 total hours of day…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.
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.
November 25th, 2022
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
This plant is super easy to take care of, you should only need to water it every 6-10 days in the summer and every 10-14 days in the winter. Keep it away from direct sunlight. Grows quite quickly so choose the spot for your plant wisely.
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.