A lovely introduction to the world of houseplants, the Ivy plant is a low-maintenance lover of light with long, winding tendrils of leaves that can turn any shelf or hanging planter into a whimsical green oasis. Hang your Ivy by a big window or display in a sunny office--these leafy loves make great office-warming or house-warming gifts!

CARE LEVEL: Beginner Plant Parent


When watering your ivy, always check the soil before adding water. Ivies prefer to be kept slightly on the dry side, so let the soil dry out some (dry to the touch on top) before you water your ivy plant again. Also, make sure that your plant has excellent drainage, as ivy does not like to be in standing water or overly wet soil. Ivy houseplants benefit from periodic washing to remove dust and pests from their leaves. To wash your ivy plant, simply place the plant in the shower and allow the water to run over the plant for a few minutes. If you find the plant has a serious pest infestation, you may need to bring the spray closer to the plant to help knock off all the pests.