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English Ivy Plant Care Tips | Hedera Helix

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! We’re back this week to teach you how to grow English Ivy (and just about any ivy, really) indoors as a beautiful houseplant!

I really do have a love/hate relationship with Ivy, when I first started my plant collecting journey I went out and got a gorgeous variegated ivy from my local store, and within 2 weeks time I completely killed it off. Whoops.

Anyhow, I challenged myself to try it again, and do it right this time. So today I’m going to share with you everything that your Ivy needs in order for it to grow long and lush.

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What kind of lighting does English Ivy need?

Ivy does best in well lit areas, they do need quite a bit of light to really flourish. I wouldn’t recommend placing them somewhere where they get direct sunlight for very long, but if you can find a comfy spot that receives good indirect light throughout the day, you hit the jackpot.

Lighting is one of the things I see most people getting wrong when growing Ivy as a houseplant, because they’re not at all a low-light plant. Putting your ivy next to an East facing window will do it a lot of good.

How much water is enough?

Like many plants, really, they prefer to dry out between waterings. It’s best to check 1-2 inches into the soil and feel for moisture before you water your ivy. They are pretty prone to getting root rot disease due to their thin and shallow growing roots.

This is a tip I try remind myself all the time when I water my plants, you can always water the soil more if you need to, but once it’s in there, you can’t get it back out. Less is more when it comes to watering. If you’re on the edge about whether or not the soil is dry enough, just wait an extra day, it’s probably for the best.

English Ivy and humidity

So ivy is definitely a humidity lover and they would appreciate having probably 40%-50% humidity at the least in your home, but they would be okay without it. I’m currently growing it in my home right now without a humidifier in the room and it’s thriving, just a preference.

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Important side notes

There ya have it!

That’s really all there is to know in order to grow English Ivy as a flourishing houseplant! If you have any other questions, comment them below and I’d be more than happy to answer!

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