With classic ivy-shaped leaves, it's hard to resist this timeless, climbing, evergreen shrub. It's hardy and easy to care for, plus its variegated leaves make a point of interest. Mature plants may grow small, yellow-green flowers in autumn which are followed by black fruit.
The word 'Helix' in this plant's name translates from Greek to mean 'twist and turn' which is a reference to how the vines rotate as they grow.
It’s estimated that across the different species of Ivy, there are nearly 400 cultivars, and some make popular houseplants, too. However, to grow this plant outside, it'll need full sun or partial shade, and it likes its soil to be well drained. The Ivy Hedera Helix works well in a variety of locations from hanging baskets to patio pots or planted into a flowerbed.
How to keep me happy
Plant size: W13cm x H/Length 30-40cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Ideal for: I'm happy in a pot or a flowerbed
Position in: I like the sun, but I'm okay with a bit of shade
Easy to grow: I'm a low maintenance plant
Pet Friendly: Keep me out of reach of furry friends and little people
Other names: English Ivy, Common Ivy
Decorative pot not included.
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We won a Silver Gilt medal for our debut exhibit at this years' Chelsea Flower Show's Houseplant Studios. Our concept 'The Plant School' featured an incredible 350 houseplants, including many of the plants you've come to know and love through our website. You can learn more about our concept over on our blog.
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Nothing makes us happier than making you happy (cheesy, but it’s true) which is why we do everything we can to provide a positive plant experience from start to finish. Your plant should arrive fresh and healthy - if for any reason it doesn’t, we’ll replace it for free within 30 days!
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