English Ivy
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English Ivy Care

English Ivy Care is easy as they don’t have any complicated requirements, read on to find out how to care for them…


English Ivy Care Summary

Light needs:They’ll do well in low light all the way up to bright indirect sunlight too.
Watering needs:Check them once a week but only water them if the top half of soil is still wet.
Fertilizer:You don’t need to feed buy you can feed once a month in spring and summer with a balanced fertilizer.
Soil:A well-draining potting compost that is rich in organic matter.
Humidity:The medium to high end of normal household humidity is ideal.
Temperature:15°C to 20°C (59-68°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Hedera helix, the common ivy.
Common issues:Overwatering.

Introduction

Welcome to our guide to English Ivy Care. English ivy is a classic climbing and hanging houseplant that is much loved and easy to care for.

Light Needs

English Ivy is perfect for low light areas of your home, they do not need much at all, but they can also adapt to bright indirect sunlight too.

How Often to Water

Let the top layer of soil dry out before watering your ivy again. You can go to water them once a week but leave them if the top half of soil is still wet, so as to avoid root rot.

Fertilizer

You don’t need to feed your ivy, but you can encourage growth by feeding them once a month in the spring and summer growing months with a balanced fertilizer.

Soil

Ivy like a well-draining potting compost that is rich in organic matter.

When To Repot

Although ivy grows fairly quickly it’s roots do not and it will not need repotting very often. You can pot it up a size every two or three years in spring.

English Ivy Care

Humidity

English Ivy like to be a little bit humid, the medium to high end of normal household humidity is ideal. You can mist them when you water them, which will also help keep the leaves clean.

Temperature

15°C to 20°C (59-68°F) is the ideal temperature range for English Ivy. But they can tolerate up to 35°C (95°F) and down to 10°C (50°F).

Where To Buy An English Ivy

They crop up for sale all over the place in florists and garden centers. If not, try Etsy.

Other Names for English Ivy

Hedera helix, the common ivy.

English Ivy Care FAQs and Common Problems

English Ivy is fairly tough and and is easy to care for, the main issue with them is overwatering so be careful to water regularly and only if the to layer of soil is dry.

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One of my English Ivy plants

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