A popular indoor houseplant grown for its trailing vines and beautiful foliage, the Variegated English Ivy shrub or Hedera helix ‘Variegata’, is one of our newest indoor plants!
With dark green and creamy white variegated leaves the English Ivy plant can add a pop of color to any room or landscape it is planted in. The white areas of the leaves are like so because they lack chlorophyll. The glossy white and green leaves are strictly ornamental and will stay attached to the woody vines all year long even during winter.
It is a vigorously growing evergreen perennial that will spread to the area it is planted in as a ground cover. The Variegated English Ivy grows best where it can attach itself to something to grow along such as a wall, fence, trellis, or other structure. Another option would be to have it in a hanging basket where its long vines can be seen and enjoyed.
Variegated English Ivy Care
Grow the ivy across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 4-11. It can be grown indoors or outdoors with ease and prefers well draining soil that is rich in organic matter. We recommend using a pot with a drainage hole if being planted in a container.
Water thoroughly until well established. It will need more water in hotter areas and will benefit from a thick layer of mulch at the base of the root ball in colder locations to help retain moisture and protect itself.
Bright, indirect light is best to keep the Variegated Ivy looking clean and proper. Direct sunlight will scorch the delicate leaves and cause them to turn brown. A shaded area outdoors or behind a curtain indoors near a window is best to keep the ivy plant happy. The more indirect light it receives the more variegated the heart shaped leaves will look.
Variegated Ivy will grow slower than its solid green cousin and requires less fertilization to keep it thriving. Only fertilize this easy-going plant once a year to provide it all the nutrients it needs. You can prune the ivy at any time to maintain the desired size and shape.
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Check out our Indoor Plant Care Guide for more information regarding how to cultivate these house plants.
Hedera Helix 'Variegata'
- Indoor or outdoor growing options
- Unique variegated foliage
- Low maintenance