Top Seven Tips For Growing Ivy Indoors

Some ivy varieties thrive better indoors, such as English ivy (Hedera helix). Pick a variety that is well-suited to indoor conditions.

Choose The Right Variety

Ivy plants prefer bright, indirect light. A spot near a window that gets filtered sunlight is ideal.

Provide Adequate Light

Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Ivy does not like to sit in waterlogged soil, so ensure your pot has good drainage. Let the topsoil dry out slightly before watering again.

Water Properly

Ivy plants enjoy a humid environment, which can be challenging to achieve indoors, especially in winter.

Maintain Humidity

Ivy prefers cooler temperatures, ideally between 50 to 70°F (10 to 21°C). Avoid placing your ivy near heating vents or air conditioners

Temperature Requirements

Feed your ivy with a balanced, liquid fertilizer about once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in fall and winter when growth naturally slows.

Fertilize Sparingly

Dust can accumulate on ivy leaves, blocking light and reducing the plant's ability to photosynthesize. Gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth or give the plant a lukewarm shower occasionally to keep it clean.

Clean The Leaves