With lobed leaves and lush, trailing vines, English Ivy is an elegant accent plant. Small-leafed ivies blend beautifully in a dish garden, adding texture to a variety of tropical plants.  Sold in 2" pots. 

Although commonly grown as a hanging plant indoors, its aerial roots can easily be trained to climb a moss stick or trellis. Or if you're feeling really adventurous, train ivy on a topiary.

English ivy is a vigorous grower when it gets the light and moisture it wants. You'll want to repot in spring every couple years to give it a slightly larger pot to grow in to and to freshen the soil. Don't jump from a small container to a much larger one (no matter how beautiful it is) because it will hold too much water, which can lead to root rot.


Light: Bright light, but no direct sun. Ivy thrives under fluorescent light. If a variegated variety changes to mostly green, it isn't getting enough light.

Water: Keep soil evenly moist but not soggy spring through fall; slightly drier in winter when growth is slower. Wilted leaves are a symptom of dry soil; however, root rot caused by soggy soil will also cause leaves to wilt. It's a good idea to use a container with drainage holes. Water thoroughly, then empty drainage tray.

English Ivy (indoor)