Ivy, or Hedera plant, is a vigorous, evergreen woody plant in the Araliaceae family. It has heart-shaped green leaves and tiny aerial roots that grow along the stems to help it climb. This plant is best seen cascading down from a hanging basket or container.
Ivy is one of the most popular houseplants, as it gives a nice touch of nature to your living spaces while requiring very little care. Plus, Ivy can grow even in moderate to low light spots, making it a perfect plant for any home and office.
This is one of the most popular indoor plants with an air-purifying and toxin-removing effect. Mature plants produce clusters of small, yellow-green flowers in autumn, followed by globe-shaped, black fruits.
Ivy needs less light than other houseplants. It thrives in moderate light/indirect sunlight. If grown outdoors, this plant prefers partial shade. Avoid scorching sun to prevent sunburn.
Water frequently every 2-4 days or when the soil is slightly dry to the touch. This plant needs regular watering but over-watering can cause root rot.
Well-Drained, Porous potting soil.
This plant thrives in temperatures of 65°F-85°F. Avoid too high or too low temperature.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
USDA Zone 5-12
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)