English Ivy 'White Ripple' Hedera helix, 2"Brand - PlantX
The English Ivy 'White Ripple' is an excellent, bright light houseplant that brings the outdoors inside
Size - 2"
Key Information & Plant Overview
Binomial Name: Hedera helix
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium, indirect light
Water: Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering.
Pet Friendly: No
The English Ivy 'White Ripple' is an excellent, bright light houseplant that brings the outdoors inside. This variety of ripple ivy is a twist to the traditional Ivy and has showy pale green leaves with creamy-white variegation. The English Ivy 'White Ripple' is an easy-to-grow plant and will give an elegant cover to any garden.
Along with over 400 species, the English Ivy 'White Ripple' is a slow-growing, ever-green climber. This great climber has woody branches that produce aerial roots, and these roots can cling to any surface functioning like an anchor and affix the plant to supporting structures such as trellises, rocks, and walls. The English Ivy 'White Ripple' is a mid-size plant that only reaches 3 - 6 Inches in height but trails up to 12 inches. This Ivy is ideal for brightening up a shady corner or trailing over the edge of a decorative container.
PlantX Top Tip: Ivy is highly invasive and should never be planted outside.
How to Care for English Ivy 'White Ripple'
Light: Prefers bright to medium light with no direct light
Water: Algerian Ivy is drought tolerant and will begin to show signs when it needs to be watered by lowering its leaves.
Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Propagation: Stem cuttings can be placed in moist soil or in water until it forms roots that are about 2-3” long then transplant to moist soil. This plant is fast growing!
Repotting: Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Cleaning Tip: Mist and wipe the leaves regularly with soapy water, to keep them clean, glossy, and pest-free. This can be easily done in the shower with an extendable shower head.
Toxicity: Toxic. It’s best to keep plants away from pets and children
English Ivy 'White Ripple' - Common Problems
There are webs forming on my plant with yellow/brown marks on the leaves, what’s happening: Check for spider mites. Ivy can easily become a target for spider mites. Treat with a pest control solution and continue to monitor the plant regularly.
Why is my plant leggy, elongated, and not producing new leaves: Find a location in your space with bright to medium indirect light. This is usually associated with lack of sunlight.
Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.
Common Pests: Susceptible to spider mites. Check your plant regularly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Ivy a good indoor plant? Yes, absolutely! Ivy plants are known for their invasive nature, but indoors they will not get out of hand. Training your Ivy to climb along your walls is really easy and encourages new growth.
What type of fertilizer should I use for young Ivy plants?
Young Ivy plants need extra phosphorus to encourage root development. Look for a fertilizer with phosphorus ( the second number on the bag ) and apply the recommended amount for plant per label directions in the soil at planting or during the first growing season.
Do Ivy plants like humidity?
Yes, they do like humid air with levels around 25% to 49%. You can increase the humidity in your home by setting your ivy on a peddle tray full of water, and it will evaporate, raising the humidity around the plant.
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