- Low Maintenance Vine
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 8 Feet
For interesting and attractive foliage, the Kolibre English Ivy or Hedera helix 'Kolibre' as it is botanically named, is hard to beat. With its long vining stems adorned with triangular-shaped green and cream leaves, it is perfect to trail down from a hanging pot or high shelf. Also known as Common ivy or English ivy, this plant is tough and durable and is perfect for a cooler room.
Best Locations For Growing Kolibre English Ivy
Kolibre English Ivy prefers a temperature range of around 50 to 70 °F and is ideal for any cooler room. Although not the same as poison ivy, Kolibre English Ivy is considered toxic and should not be grown around pets or children.
Kolibre English Ivy Sunlight Requirements
Happy to grow indoors or outdoors, Kolibre English Ivy prefers to be placed in a well-lit environment to grow well. It can, however, cope with medium light levels but growth will be slow.
Kolibre English Ivy Care
This Kolibre English Ivy will happily climb if given a support or will trail down from a pot. Preferring medium to high humidity levels, do not place this plant near a radiator as it can easily dry out. If grown in a dry office environment, misting regularly with water can help raise the humidity levels. Pruning is rarely required, although to limit its size, the growing tips can be cut back to a leaf node. If dust accumulates on the foliage, wiping with a damp cloth or rinsing over the tub will help bring it back to its former glory.
Watering Kolibre English Ivy
Kolibre English Ivy does not like to be overwatered, which can cause leaf drop, or to be allowed to dry out either. A moist soil is generally what to aim for and is usually achievable by watering only when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch.
Feeding Kolibre English Ivy
Fertilizing English ivy isn’t strictly necessary. However, to encourage its lush foliage, a houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength can be applied twice a year in spring and summer. As tempting as it may be to try and encourage faster growth, do not over-fertilize this plant as doing so can burn the roots.
Kolibre English Ivy Information
|Light Exposure: 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: High|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 8 feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Flower Shade/Description: Yellow-Green|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Variegated, Grey-Green|
|Temperature: 50° - 80°F (10° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Kolibre English Ivy|
|Other Name(s): Common Ivy|
|Scientific Name: Hedera helix 'Kolibre'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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