Plant Care Tree ivy

Tree ivy

About Tree ivy

The intergeneric hybrid created by crossing Fatsia japonica 'Moserii' with Hedera helix in the Araliaceae family is tolerant of adverse conditions including air pollution and coastal sea spray. It works well planted under taller shrubs, in containers, or in borders and makes a good houseplant.

Taxonomy

Fatshedera lizei
Fatshedera
Araliaceae
Apiales

Also known as

Aralia ivy and pia tree ivy

How to care for Tree ivy

💦 Water

How often to water your Tree ivy

Water needs for Tree ivy
0.5 cups
every 9

Tree ivy needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Tree ivy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Tree ivy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tree ivy: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Tree 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Tree ivy in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Tree ivy

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Tree 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 Tree ivy after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Tree ivy is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Tree ivy →

Common Tree ivy Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Tree ivy prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Tree ivy Water Frequency →

Tree ivy Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Tree ivy may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Tree ivy Light Requirements →

Tree ivy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Tree ivy does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Tree ivy →

When and How to Successfully Repot Tree ivy →


💩 Fertilizer

Tree ivy should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Tree ivy is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Tree ivy →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Tree ivy can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Tree ivy Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Tree ivy

Tree ivy

Tree ivy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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