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English Ivy

SCENTIFIC NAME: Hedera helix

KNOWN AS: European Ivy, Ivy

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Eastern Europe | Temperate

DESCRIPTION: Ivy is often thought of for their ability to give the side of your house a distinguished look or invade your entire yard. But as a plant, the lovely tangle of vines is a welcome addition to any collection (and much easier to manage).

English Ivy Care

Watering
This plant likes to stay moist, but not too wet. Check the soil often in summer to see if it is drying out. In winter, you can be a little more lax and wait for the top inch or so to dry out before watering again.
Lighting
English Ivy likes bright indirect light. If it gets too much direct light, the leaves might burn. Ivy can also tolerate lower light conditions, but you will need to water it less and the plant might not look as good. The variegation on the leaves might also go away.
Humidity
Ivy plants can adapt to average room humidity, but they will appreciate higher humidity levels in the summer or hot, dry conditions. You may also want to mist your ivy occasionally to help remove dust from their leaves and keep brown tips at bay.
Temperature
Ivy plants like to be in average indoor temperatures. They usually prefer it to be cooler, with the temperature dropping down to around 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night. However, if Ivy is exposed to cold drafts or dry heat from vents, it will complain.
Toxicity
Ivy leaves can be poisonous to pets and humans if ingested. This can cause irritation in the mouth and stomach, as well as vomiting.
Propagation
You can propagate Ivy by taking a cutting from a healthy vine. Cut a section of the vine below the last leaf, remove the lower leaves, and then root it either in water or in moistened potting mix. Make sure to press the cut stem into the soil, leaving the remaining leaves exposed to avoid rotting. If everything goes well, you should see some new growth within a few inches and then you can properly pot up the whole plant!
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English Ivy Lighting Requirements: High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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