Plant Care Canarian Ivy

Canarian Ivy

About Canarian 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. 🍷

Taxonomy

Hedera canariensis
Hedera
Araliaceae
Apiales

Also known as

Algerian Ivy

How to care for Canarian Ivy

💦 Water

How often to water your Canarian Ivy

Water needs for Canarian Ivy
0.5 cups
every 9

Canarian 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 Canarian Ivy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Canarian Ivy in your home

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

Canarian 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 Canarian Ivy in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Canarian Ivy

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Canarian Ivy is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Canarian Ivy →

Common Canarian Ivy Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Canarian 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.

Canarian Ivy Water Frequency →

Canarian Ivy Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Canarian 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 🏡.

Canarian Ivy Light Requirements →

Canarian Ivy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Canarian Ivy is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Canarian Ivy is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


💨 Humidity

Canarian Ivy doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Canarian Ivy Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Canarian 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 Canarian Ivy →

When and How to Successfully Repot Canarian Ivy →


💩 Fertilizer

Canarian Ivy grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Canarian Ivy is native to Western Europe to Japan.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Canarian 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 Canarian Ivy →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Canarian Ivy can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Canarian Ivy Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Canarian Ivy can be propagated by the leaf method. To propagate:

  • Remove a leaf by gently twisting until it pops off.
  • To get the leaf to root, you can either:
    • Place the leaf in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the leaf directly into well-draining soil

🧐 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 Canarian Ivy

Canarian Ivy

Canarian 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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