English Ivy Plant
Ivy is a common houseplant, which somewhat belies the fact that it’s not particularly easy to grow indoors. They don’t much like artificially warmed, dry air, which describes most heated and air-conditioned homes today. Nevertheless, ivies continue to be seen throughout garden centers because of their beauty. Properly grown ivies make wonderful trailing plants, climbing plants, and even indoor topiaries.
Planting and care
Light: Bright light in summer, but not direct sunlight. Bright winter light also.
Water: They prefer moist, humid conditions, but not soaking. Don’t let soil dry out and keep evenly moist.
Temperature: Ivies prefer cooler nights, often below 60ºF. Many species can overwinter outside and will grow back from their stems. During hot summer days, mist frequently.
Soil: Loose, well-drained potting mix.
Fertilizer: During growing season, feed with controlled-release fertilizer or biweekly with weak liquid fertilizer.
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