How do I grow/care for Ivy plants - Knowledgebase Question

Tempe, AZ
Question by amplm7
September 8, 2007
I have seen potted Ivy plants for sale in the nursery - but how do you care for them so that they will thrive and just fizzle out on you.
I had some once and all of a sudden they just
died on me. I don't know what happened.

Answer from NGA
September 8, 2007


Ivy is relatively easy to grow, but they can keel over if they are over watered. Indoors, ivy needs bright light and watering only when the soil begins to dry out; outdoors, ivy will grow best when given filtered sunshine. It will burn if exposed to hot summer sunshine. When you water, water thoroughly, then allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Keep the plants away from air conditioner vents.

Best wishes with your ivy.

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