English Ivy or Hendera Helix is a very easy house plant to grow indeed. English Ivy is also one of the top plants to filter the air in your home or office. It’s likely to be one of the best plants to choose if you want something which clambers over various surfaces and can quickly cover bare surroundings without any help. It also looks good in a hanging basket and can be trained up a moss stick with minimal fuss making it a versatile plant. English Ivy clambers over a wooden frame fixed to a wall. All it needs from you in return is a cool environment and a reasonable amount of watering. Therefore it’s the perfect guest for the unheated spare room or lonely hallway.
Growing ivy indoors isn’t difficult as long as you provide what the plant needs. The most important part of indoor ivy plant care is light. All true ivies need bright light. Variegated cultivars can take medium light, but be aware that their variegation will become less pronounced in less light. When watering your ivy, always check the soil before adding water. Ivies prefer to be kept slightly on the dry side, so let the soil dry out some (dry to the touch on top) before you water your ivy plant again. Also, make sure that your plant has excellent drainage, as ivy does not like to be in standing water or overly wet soil. Caring for ivy plants should also include regular fertilizing. Fertilize your ivy about once a month in the spring and summer with a water soluble, nitrogen-rich fertilizer. Do not fertilize in the winter, as this is the ivy’s dormant period and the fertilizer may do more harm than good at this time. Ivy houseplants benefit from periodic washing to remove dust and pests from their leaves. To wash your ivy plant, simply place the plant in the shower and allow the water to run over the plant for a few minutes.