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English ivy


Hedera helix

English ivy

This versatile foliage plant grows well as a hanging basket, a groundcover beneath larger houseplants, or trained into topiary shapes. It needs medium light and grows best at temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees F. Keep the soil evenly moist and humidity high to discourage spider mites. This plant also grows as a groundcover outdoors in Zones 5-9.

Plant Type:
Indoor Plant,Vine
Plant Height:
6-12 inches tall
Plant Width:
6 inches to 6 feet wide
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage
Top Varieties

Hedera helix 'Glacier' has bluish-green leaves washed with gray-green and white.
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Hedera helix 'Needlepoint' has medium green leaves with a long, narrow central lobe. Its deeply lobed leaves give the plant a fine texture.
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Hedera canariensis 'Variegata' is an English ivy cousin with larger leaves. It prefers warmer temperatures than English ivy. The variegated form is also sometimes sold as 'Gloire de Marengo'.
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