- Quick Growing, Easy To Grow Vine
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 6-10 inches
Hedera helix is better known as English Ivy, California Ivy, Glacier Ivy, Baltic Ivy, or Common Ivy. The list of Ivy varieties is lengthy and continually being expanded. All of these plants are vining perennials native to parts of Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia and easily grow indoors as a houseplant where they are well behaved. Green California Ivy has solid green leaves that grow in size as they mature. Ivy can be grown on its own as a specimen plant or added to a mixed hanging basket of other indoor vines.
Best Locations For Growing Green California Ivy
Ivy is one of the top plants for air filtration in a house or office setting. The leaves filter toxins from carpets, paint, and other indoor furnishings, and add oxygen to the air. The fact that it can tolerate a reasonable amount of neglect makes this plant easy for a first-time houseplant grower. All parts of Green California Ivy are poisonous, and this plant should be kept away from children and pets.
Green California Ivy Sunlight Requirements
Indoors, Ivy needs indirect bright light to keep it growing robust and compact. Lower light will result in sparse leggy growth that is not a vibrant green color. Hanging baskets of Ivy should be hung on a wall opposite a window with southern or western exposure. Hanging Ivy in direct sun will cause burning of the leaves and dieback of the stems.
Green California Ivy Care
Use indoor potting soil with added perlite or vermiculite to aid drainage and keep the soil light and loose. Ivy can get dusty indoors and can be given a shower every so often to clean off the leaves. Use room temperature water and thoroughly wet both sides of the leaves. Leave the Ivy to drain in the shower for a couple of hours before moving it back into its regular position. Ivy tolerates being mildly rootbound and will only need repotting when the roots begin to grow out of the drainage holes.
Watering Green California Ivy
Green California Ivy can be left to dry between waterings. When the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry to the touch, the plant needs watering. Always water enough that liquid drains from the bottom pot holes. Do not let Ivy sit in a saucer of water for longer than 10-15 minutes. The roots do not like sitting in waterlogged soil. If the tips of the leaves are turning brown, your Ivy may need more humidity. Mist the plant daily with water to provide extra humidity in the winter when indoor heating makes the atmosphere drier.
Feeding Green California Ivy
Ivy will benefit from fertilizing every six months. Use a balanced, diluted liquid houseplant formula with an NPK ratio of 10-10-10. Over-fertilizing can damage the roots and weaken new growth, leaving it susceptible to pests and disease.
Green California English Ivy Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 6-10 inches|
|Mature Spread: 3-50 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Red|
|Foliage Description: Variegated, Deep Green Colored Foliage|
|Temperature: 70° - 90°F (21° - 32°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Green California English Ivy|
|Other Name(s): Common Ivy|
|Scientific Name: Hedera helix 'Green California'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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