Plant Care Variegated English Ivy

Variegated English Ivy

4.6 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Variegated English Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Variegated English Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Variegated English Ivy

Variegated English Ivy is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and being a survivor with a whopping 126 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Variegated English Ivy likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Hedera helix variegata
Hedera
Araliaceae
Apiales

How to care for Variegated English Ivy

Water

How often to water your Variegated English Ivy

Water needs for Variegated English Ivy
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated English 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 Variegated English Ivy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Variegated English Ivy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variegated English Ivy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Variegated English Ivy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Variegated English Ivy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Variegated English Ivy in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Variegated English Ivy

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Variegated English Ivy

Variegated English Ivy

Variegated English Ivy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Variegated English Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Variegated English Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Variegated English Ivy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Variegated English Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Variegated English Ivy has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Variegated English Ivy has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Variegated English Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Jinx avatar
@Jinx
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 109 XP
globe Langhorne, Pennsylvania
07/10/2021

Each one looks truly unique. i haven’t run into any issues yet, aside from accidental overwater when repotting. The ivy bounced back and handled the bit of abuse like a champ though!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kassieheun avatar
@Kassieheun
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 431 XP
globe San Marcos, Texas
06/12/2021

I LOVE IVY. However, I have had a lot of trouble keeping ivy alive because of misinformation. I keep this Variegated ivy in a north facing window and she continues to grow and grow. Shes my fav i love her

Fast grower Fast grower
Ashley.oram avatar
@Ashley.oram
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 194 XP
globe Cochrane, Alberta
05/23/2021

Love it

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Shaeshae avatar
@Shaeshae
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 1,193 XP
05/02/2021

Will definitely show signs of underwatering with droopy leaves!

I allowed mine to dry out for a bit. Although it perked back up the next day, ended up experiencing spider mites for the first time 🕷 Got rid of them with a good rinse down and neem oil until treated!

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Survivor Survivor

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