Houseplant / Ground Cover
Bright light, but no direct sun (house plant)
Full/partial sun for ground cover.
Keep soil moist in summer and water less during winter
Prune it back, if
you want to keep your ivy plant to a desired length. Light
pruning can be done any time of year.
Shed some light. Growing
ivy with plenty of bright light will help variegated ivies
to keep their color. Prune off any stems of variegated ivy
that reverts to all green.
CAUTION: English ivy
leaves are poisonous if eaten and it can cause skin
irritation. It's a good idea to wear gloves while handling
English ivy plants can act as
groundcovers, spreading horizontally and reaching 8" in
height. But they are also climbers, due to their aerial
rootlets, which allow them to climb to heights of 50' or
more. They will eventually bear insignificant greenish
flowers but are grown primarily for their evergreen leaves.
In this regard, they could be classified as foliage plants,
as can another popular groundcover: pachysandra.