English Ivy As A Houseplant - Knowledgebase Question

Lakewood, WA
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Question by Dizzigrl2
December 11, 1999
I love the way English Ivy looks for a houseplant, but everytime I buy a potted english ivy...it dies when I bring it home.

What could be the problem?

Answer from NGA
December 11, 1999
Hedera helix, or English Ivy, is a commonly grown houseplant. English Ivy grows best in bright light. Keep the soil evenly moist and use a diluted (half-strength) liquid fertilizer at 2 week intervals. Ideal
temperatures are 45 to 55 degrees at night and less than
70 degrees during the day. English Ivy is sometimes
listed as easy to grow but some indoor gardeners have
difficulty with it. If you try again, place you new pot of ivy in a location that gets bright light, but not direct sunlight, and water frequently enough to keep the soil moist but not soggy.

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