Plant Care Algerian Ivy

Algerian Ivy

4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Algerian Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Algerian Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Algerian 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. 🍷


Hedera algeriensis

Also known as

merengo ivy

How to care for Algerian Ivy


How often to water your Algerian Ivy

Water needs for Algerian Ivy
0.5 cups
every 9

Algerian 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 Algerian Ivy

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Algerian Ivy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Algerian Ivy: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Algerian 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 Algerian Ivy in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Algerian Ivy

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

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Care Summary for Algerian Ivy

Algerian Ivy

Algerian Ivy

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Algerian Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Algerian Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Algerian Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Algerian Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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globe League City, TX

I probably need to put it in a bigger pot as it has recently stopped growing. I water it usually every couple days cause it tends to start going limp. I’m not that smart about plants and it hasn’t died so that must mean it’s easy to care for.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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