About Ivy Houseplants
A plant that is great for beginners, English ivy is low-maintenance, and the beauty can be enjoyed year-round. There are studies that illustrate houseplants, such as ivy, improving disposition and mental health.
English ivy plant leaves are also said to have medicinal value, and the leaves are sometimes applied to the skin to treat burns and joint pain. They are exceptional air purification plants.
Many ivy plants are called Hedera helix and have the common name after the botanical name. Two examples are the asterisk ivy (Hedera helix ‘Asterisk’) and the buttercup ivy (Hedera helix ‘Buttercup’).
There are ivy plants besides Hedera helix, such as the Algerian Ivy (Hedera Algeriensis). Most other types of ivy are not grown indoors as houseplants; rather, they are garden ivies.
The ivy is a clinging evergreen vine, also described as a climbing evergreen plant. It attaches to surfaces with aerial roots.
English ivy is native to Europe, part of Ireland, southern Scandinavia and Spain. You can also find it in Western Asia and in cooler climates of Northern Africa.
Types Of Ivy Houseplants
English ivy: The most popular ivy, it is well known for its distinctive leaf shape. The English ivy does well in anything from bright light to partial shade.
Algerian ivy: This plant has a leathery foliage and glossy leaves. They are very tolerant to direct light and are popularly grown in hanging baskets.
Persian ivy: These have the largest leaves and tolerate very dry conditions.
Irish ivy: Irish ivy is considered a nuisance plant because it is so easy to grow as an outdoor plant that it can take over landscaping. When grown as a hanging plant, it is a pretty and worry-free plant.
Ivy Houseplant Styling
Ivy houseplants are most often grown in hanging baskets so that the leaves and vines can grow down. Sometimes ivy is grown on a trellis, which most people associate with outdoor plants. However, you can put a small trellis in a large pot and train your ivy to grow up it.
For a real wow factor inside, you can create a living wall with ivy and other climbing plants, like Philodendron, Pothos, and jasmine.