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English ivy

Hedera helix

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.



Under 6 inches to 3 feet


6 inches to 6 feet wide

how to grow English ivy

more varieties for English ivy

'Glacier' English ivy
'Glacier' English ivy
Hedera helix 'Glacier' has bluish-green leaves washed with gray-green and white.
'Needlepoint' English ivy
'Needlepoint' English ivy
Hedera helix 'Needlepoint' has medium green leaves with a long, narrow central lobe. Its deeply lobed leaves give the plant a fine texture.
Variegated Algerian ivy
Variegated Algerian ivy
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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