Although commonly associated with the outside, ivy plants also feel at home, indoors. There are several indoor ivy variations to choose from. When deciding to get one, know which one will be suitable for you and your home.

Here are some plant care tips for taking care of an ivy plant:

Planting Ivy plants

Planting Ivy plants should take place around autumn or around spring. Ivy plants are easy-going which makes them perfect for new plant owners. When growing ivy indoors, the trickiest thing to get right is the temperature.

Ivy plants are both suitable for indoor and outdoor gardens too. One of the most important things is to select a spot with adequate light. Depending on the variety of the ivy plant, some will need partial sun or shade.

When deciding to plant, plant them about 1 to 2 feet apart as you are trying to avoid entanglement. Some varieties grow well in containers, which is why they are good for indoors.

These are invasive plants when not taken care of as they can get out of control and take over your garden, so it is important to keep these gorgeous plants in check.

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How to Care for Ivy

Ivy thrives almost anywhere and it’ll look fantastic tumbling over a wall or in a hanging basket. Ivy plants are sometimes not too fussy, depending on the variety.

They tolerate almost any light condition. From sunny windows to dingy dark corners. But if you can, give it a spot with bright, indirect light. There are a few ways in which you can take care of your plant.

  • Make sure to keep the soil moist but not soggy
  • They like humidity, so mist your plant regularly
  • Prefer slightly cooler temperatures
  • Thrives in direct or indirect light

Be sure to prune your ivy plant when it starts wanting to take over. Keep the growth trimmed so it does not climb on your trees and other plants in your garden.

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