Hedera helix English Ivy 'Greenheart'
Hedera is a genus of plants which are commonly referred to as ‘Ivy’. The most popular and widely grown type of ivy is Hedera helix, or English Ivy. Other varieties include Hedera algeriensis (Algerian Ivy), Hedera canariensis (Canary Ivy) and Hedera hibernica (Atlantic Ivy).
(Including Nursery Pot)
4" Nursery Pot: 6" H x 5" W
6" Nursery Pot: 12" H x 12" W
Ivy can tolerate a variety of lighting exposures, but medium to bright indirect light is best. Solid green varieties such as Hedera helix ‘Greenheart’ can withstand lower light levels, but variegated varieties such as Hedera helix ‘Golden Child’ will need brighter light to maintain their variegation. Direct light should be avoided, as it can cause leaves to burn and fade.
Water and Soil
Ivy likes to dry out slightly between watering’s. Before watering, test the soils moisture level. If the top level of soil (1-2”) appears and feels dry, the plant is ready for more water.
Temperature and Humidity
Many varieties of Ivy are cold hardy down to 35 degrees. However, when keeping Ivy as a houseplant the recommended temperature range is between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Ivy typically does well with standard household humidity levels, but will benefit from added humidity.
Ivy is a trailing plant which also loves to climb. If you give your Ivy a trellis, it will readily climb up it. Ivy can also be grown into a topiary, or displayed in a hanging basket.
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