Teardrop English Ivy

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  • Fast-Growing, Lush Vine
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 4-6 Inches

The stately Teardrop English Ivy is a charming houseplant that does well with little care. The glossy, teardrop-shaped foliage is a lovely dark-green color. This plant starts out small but grows quickly, and the vines are natural climbers. Teardrop English Ivy is also known as Hedera helix 'Teardrop’, English Ivy, and Common Ivy, and it can overtake a space. The vines may require pruning to keep the plant at a manageable size. The cuttings can easily be propagated to create new plants.

Best Locations For Growing Teardrop English Ivy

The right location will help Teardrop English Ivy thrive and allow you to enjoy the lovely foliage. Consider placing this plant on a high shelf or in a plant hanger so the vines can trail. The ideal spot will have a lot of sunlight and humidity. A steamy bathroom or kitchen will encourage new growth.

Teardrop English Ivy Sunlight Requirements

Bright indirect light is ideal for Teardrop English Ivy. This plant needs plenty of light to grow its reaching vines and abundant foliage. The charming Teardrop English Ivy can handle very limited levels of light. Routinely inspect the leaves for signs of sunburn and move the plant if necessary.

Teardrop English Ivy Care

Teardrop English Ivy uses aerial roots to hold onto anything within reach. The plant may attach itself to walls or furniture, so give this plant a moss pole or trellis to climb. Alternatively, you can display it in a hanging basket and trim the vines before they can get a grip on anything you do not want to be damaged.

Watering Teardrop English Ivy

Water this plant when the top inch of soil is dry. Teardrop English Ivy likes damp conditions, and the soil should not be allowed to dry out completely. Average humidity is preferred; dry winter air can be damaging when grown as a houseplant, but a humidifier or pebble tray can help this plant stay moist.Teardrop English Ivy will typically remain lush during the spring and summer.

Feeding Teardrop English Ivy

Teardrop English Ivy is a fast grower, but keeping it well fed will help it consistently push out new growth. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer monthly from spring through fall. Stop feeding during the winter when the ivy is not actively growing.

Teardrop 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: High
Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 4-6 inches
Mature Spread: 2-5 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Dark Green with White to Light Green Veining
Temperature: 50° - 70°F (10° - 21°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Teardrop English Ivy
Other Name(s): Common Ivy
Scientific Name: Hedera helix 'Teardrop'
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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