photo of green ivy

A vigorous woody evergreen vine in the ginseng family, Ivy is an expert climber and can engulf an entire building if left to its own devices.

In the home or office they make beautiful hanging plants with shiny emerald or variegated leaves trailing along tumbling stems. They grow rapidly are adaptable and easy to care for making them a great gift for the beginner plant enthusiast.

 how this nature nurtures you 

Ivy are excellent air purifiers, removing pollutants from your indoor environment. 

Their ability to thrive in poor conditions and climb over obstacles has made them a symbol of determination and fidelity for centuries. They represented peace to the ancient Druids as they could bind disparate plants together. 

These tenacious plants remind us to have courage and patience through difficult times.

 how to nurture your nature 


Europe and western Asia.


Water thoroughly, then let soil dry 75-100% before repeating.


Prefers bright, indirect light, but tolerates shade


Room temperature 17-24 degrees Celsius.


Loves humidity but not required. Mist occasionally. Treat your ivy to a bath once in a while submerging its foliage in a sink full of water.


Mildly toxic to humans if consumed. Toxic to cats and dogs.


Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer.  Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.  


If aphids attack your ivy, simply spray them off the leaves in the shower or sink. Use a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol to wipe away mealy bugs.

Ivy are very easy to propagate from stem cuttings.