Glacier English Ivy

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  • Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8 Feet 

Glacier English Ivy is not your average ivy. This perennial vine, originating from Europe and otherwise known as Hedera helix 'Glacier', English Ivy 'Glacier', English Ivy, and Common Ivy, possesses delicate, hunter-green foliage marked with eggshell-white etchings. Fast-growing, this broadleaf is the ideal choice for an evergreen that can climb. Adding color and height to any space, this drought-tolerant shrub does not require a lot of work and is simple to grow. Stunning, with its unique showy leaves, and stress-free, with its simple care regimen, this houseplant stands out from a crowd of its peers as a perfect choice for any person new to gardening.

Best Locations For Growing Glacier English Ivy

Glacier English Ivy can tolerate varying levels of light, from low light to bright direct light. That noted, this vine does best in bright indirect light. With an affinity for average temperatures of 45 to 80 degrees F and mild humidity of 40% and above, this lovely vine will thrive in almost any room. Take heed, however, when choosing a room that is frequented by little fingers and paws; this striking house plant is toxic to people and pets.

Glacier English Ivy Sunlight Requirements

Since this broadleaf shrub prefers bright indirect light, place it in a south-facing, east-facing, or west-facing window. To prevent sunburn, place Glacier English Ivy at least 3-5 feet away from any south-facing windows. 

Glacier English Ivy Care

A 6-inch pot, filled with loamy, well-drained soil is a fine choice for starting off this evergreen vine. An average indoor potting soil amended with peat moss and perlite will adequately retain the moisture this shrub prefers. To shape this perennial, pruning is required, preferably during the months of spring. Finally, this houseplant yields aromatic blooms and showy berries during the months of August thru December. 

Watering Glacier English Ivy

Depending on the temperature and humidity, this plant does not require frequent watering, usually only once per week or so. This drought-tolerant plant also does not like sitting in soggy soil so doing a moisture check is wise. Insert your fingers an inch or two beneath the surface of the soil and water if it feels dry.

Feeding Glacier English Ivy

Glacier English Ivy requires infrequent fertilizing. Simply feed this shrub a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer one time per month except during the winter months.

Glacier English Ivy Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Climbing
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Height: 8 feet
Mature Spread: 10-14 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 60° - 65°F (16° - 18°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Glacier English Ivy
Other Name(s): Common Ivy
Scientific Name: Hedera helix 'Glacier'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

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