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Hedera Helix Plant Care
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Hedera Helix, or English Ivy, is a great indoor or outdoor plant. It generally requires little care if given the right conditions, preferring bright, indirect light, cooler temperatures and some humidity. It doesn't mind very cold temperatures if "hardened off" first.

Hedera helix plant leaves

English Ivy Plant
Hedera

Often seen growing outside on the side of a house or on a fence, it will take temperatures below freezing. I have some planted in a clay pot outside my front door and it has survived snow, ice and drought without much attention. It is much easier to grow outside than in, but can be kept inside with some care.

Hedera house plant questions or problem? If you do not find the information you need here, you can send a plant question. I would be happy to answer any houseplant questions as I can or help you find answers. Free of charge, no sign-ups required!

You can send a Hedera Ivy house plant question but before you do please read this page and other information on watering your indoor plants, how to help keep your house plant's root system healthy and lighting for your house plants. These are most important for your house plant's health and this is some of the information I will refer you to when you send an email.

Hedera comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and variegation. Some are virtually triangular in shape, some are three-lobed, some are five-lobed. The Needlepoint Ivy has long pointed lobes and is nearly star shaped. Which ever variety you choose, provide proper light and water and mist when possible to avoid mite problems and raise the moisture level.

Hedera Helix is a houseplant that will do well as a hanging plant, table plant or a climbing houseplant. You may want to use it in a dishgarden as an accent for other plants. It tends to be more difficult when you first bring it home, especially if it is a young plant with a poor root system. Remove it from its grow pot and check the roots before purchasing to make sure they are healthy and well established.

Hedera Ivy Plant Care
How to Water

In low to medium light, allow to dry completely before watering thoroughly. If it is kept in a bright light situation, you can a water thoroughly when the potting media has dried 1/2 of the way down. Please check out watering indoor plants and lighting for houseplants. These will make the greatest difference in success with potted plants.

Hedera Ivy Plant Care
Other Plant Care Tips

Indoors you should provide the brightest light you have available. Hedera Ivy plant will acclimate to lower light if you treat it carefully and if you start with a good healthy plant with a good, healthy root system. It will take cool temperatures.

It is helpful to mist the leaves often, both for humidity and to discourage spider mites which seem to really love Hedera Helix, especially indoors. Cutting back the longest runners occasionally will encourage new growth as will pinching back new growth tips.

One of the biggest problems you may have with Hedera Helix is spider mites. The easiest way to avoid spider mite problems is to give your Hedera Helix a good shower once a week, washing both tops and bottoms of leaves. This will wash off any pests and their eggs, clean the plant and raise the moisture level. Spider mites thrive in hot, dry conditions so if your plant is in a hot, dry, sunny spot, keep an eye out. Spider mites reproduce at an amazing rate that increases as the temperature increases.

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