Plant Care English Ivy 'Goldchild'

English Ivy 'Goldchild'

About English Ivy 'Goldchild'

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 helix 'Goldchild'
Hedera
Araliaceae
Apiales

How to care for English Ivy 'Goldchild'

💦 Water

How often to water your English Ivy 'Goldchild'

Water needs for English Ivy 'Goldchild'
0.5 cups
every 9

English Ivy 'Goldchild' 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 English Ivy 'Goldchild'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for English Ivy 'Goldchild' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant English Ivy 'Goldchild': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

English Ivy 'Goldchild' 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 English Ivy 'Goldchild' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize English Ivy 'Goldchild'

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

English Ivy 'Goldchild' 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.

English Ivy 'Goldchild' Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

English Ivy 'Goldchild' 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 🏡.

English Ivy 'Goldchild' Light Requirements →

English Ivy 'Goldchild' 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.

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💨 Humidity

English Ivy 'Goldchild' 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.

English Ivy 'Goldchild' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

English Ivy 'Goldchild' 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot English Ivy 'Goldchild' →


💩 Fertilizer

English Ivy 'Goldchild' 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

English Ivy 'Goldchild' is native to Western Europe to Japan.


🧐 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 English Ivy 'Goldchild'

English Ivy 'Goldchild'

English Ivy 'Goldchild'


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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