Hedera Helix

Hedera Helix

Plant Story

Hedera Helix, also known as English Ivy, is native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. English Ivy is known to have medicinal properties and was used in ancient Greece to prevent intoxication and reduce swelling. Today, herbalists use it to treat respiratory conditions. Hedera Helix received its name from its twisting and vining personality. The word helix derives from Ancient Greek meaning twist, and turn.


Light

This fast-growing plant does best with filtered, bright light. It tolerates some shade.

Water

Water once every week or so and allow the first 2 inches of soil to dry out between watering. Ivy prefer to be in a cool and humid environment; brown tips can be indicative of an overly dry environment.


Temperature

Plants like the Ivy prefer temperatures of 50⁰ to 85⁰.

Fertilizer

Apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.