- Bold Green Foliage Edged in Yellow
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 10 feet
This is a lovely vining plant with simple care needs. The lobed leaves of this Hedera helix variety have gold margins that surround variegated green centers. The climbing vines need something to attach to, so give this plant a trellis or something it can use to elevate its foliage.
Best Locations For Growing Gold Child English Ivy
Light and humidity are the most critical factors when selecting a location for English Ivy. This houseplant needs increased humidity during the warmer months when it is actively growing. Place the plant in a naturally humid area or use a pebble tray to boost the air's dampness. Gold Child English Ivy can live in dryer conditions during the winter, but monitor the leaves and increase the humidity if the foliage starts to dry out and turn brown along the edges.
Gold Child English Ivy Sunlight Requirements
Sunlight is key to growing healthy ivy. This plant needs bright, indirect light and can grow relatively fast when it receives plenty of sunlight. Plants grown indoors cannot handle direct light, so place it near, but not directly in a south-facing window.
Gold Child English Ivy Care
English Ivy is a natural climber; the aerial roots will latch onto a support or anything nearby. Give this plant a trellis or moss pole and gently secure the vines with twine; with time, they will hold on, and the twine can be removed. If you do not give Gold Child English Ivy something to latch onto, it will make due by growing along furniture or a wall or anything within reach.
Watering Gold Child English Ivy
Gold Child English Ivy requires consistently moist soil. Feel the soil, and water when it is slightly damp but mostly dry. While Ivy likes moist conditions, it does not like to be soggy, so feeling the soil allows you to gauge the dryness and water at the right time.
Feeding Gold Child English Ivy
Use a water-soluble fertilizer high in nitrogen for Gold Child English Ivy. Nitrogen helps plants push out foliage, and nitrogen-rich fertilizers are a good fit for the ornamental leaves of Gold Child. Feed this plant monthly during the spring and summer, but take a break from fertilizing it during the fall and winter when growth slows.
Gold Child English Ivy Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct 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|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 10 feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Glossy, Dark-Green and Gold Variegated|
|Temperature: 60° - 65°F (16° - 18°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Gold Child English Ivy|
|Other Name(s): Common Ivy|
|Scientific Name: Hedera helix 'Gold Child'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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