English Ivy Care Guide

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English Ivy Care Guide

These beautiful, vining plants will add life and bright, green foliage to your home. They can be easy to grow if cared for properly. They appreciate cooler temperatures, as low at 50 degrees, and a moist, humid environment. They also do well as outdoor plants but would recommend doing further research on outdoor plants before going forward.

  • Soil

Almost any loose, well-draining potting mix will be sufficient for your Ivy. Our go-to recommendation for a high-quality soil that’s fast draining is Fox Farms Ocean Forest.

  • Watering

Your Ivy appreciates evenly moist soil but not soggy or waterlogged. Feel the soil and when the top inch or so is dry, give it a nice watering. Make sure to discard any excess water that drains to avoid root rot.

  • Sunlight

Your Ivy will thrive in bright, indirect light. Full direct sun in the summer can cause the leaves to dry and burn.

  • Humidity

Misting your Ivy frequently or having a humidifier or pebble tray near by will help with growth. Ivy loves humidity.

  • Fertilization

When it comes to fertilizing your Ivy, they will only need it in the spring and summer months, biweekly. Fertilizer is not necessary in the winter months for your Ivy.


  • Pet friendly?

    • No-this plant is not pet friendly so avoid putting it where pets or children can get into.

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