English Ivy Care

English Ivy Plants, native to North America, Europe, and Asia, can be found in over 100 different sizes, colors, and leaf shapes. Whether you want a plant to place on a table, hang from the ceiling, sit in a wall sconce, or train as a topiary there is an English Ivy plant for you.

NASA has determined that English Ivy plants are excellent Clean Air Plants and can absorb air-born toxins such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and especially benzene. NASA lists an English Ivy plant as one of its top 10 Clean Air Plants.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.

Light: English Ivy plants like bright indirect light; direct sun burns their leaves. In low light, the new leaves are smaller and further apart.

Water: Most English Ivy plants die because they are over-watered. Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering. Crispy leaves indicate over-watering not under-watering.

Humidity: Medium to high humidity helps maintain the appearance of the leaves.

Soil: Use a well-drained, rich, organic soil that retains water. Pruning: Aggressively trim the long runners to keep the plant looking full.