Ivy, with its lush foliage and versatile growth habits, is a timeless favourite that brings a touch of greenery to your indoor or outdoor space. Its adaptability and low-maintenance nature make it a perfect choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.
Light: Place your Ivy in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but thrives best with moderate to bright, filtered light. Indoor Ivies generally adapt well to various light levels. Outdoor Ivies prefer partial to full shade.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. In the growing season (spring and summer), water more frequently, and reduce watering in the winter when growth slows.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for indoor plants or general-purpose potting soil works well. If planting outdoors, ensure the soil is well-draining. Ivies are adaptable to different soil types.
Temperature and Humidity: Maintain a temperature range of 50-75°F (10-24°C). Ivy adapts well to normal household humidity levels. Regular misting or placing a tray of water nearby can create a more humid environment.
Fertilizing: Feed your Ivy with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Withhold fertilizer in the winter when growth slows.
Pruning: Prune your Ivy to control its size and shape. Trim back leggy growth and remove any yellowing or dead leaves. Regular pruning encourages bushier growth.
Pets: Ivy can be toxic to pets if ingested. Keep it out of reach of curious animals.