English Ivy or Hendera Helix (which comes from Ancient Greek meaning “twist or “turn”) is a very easy house plant to grow indeed, English Ivy is also one of the top plants to filter the air in your home or office. It’s likely to be one of the best plants to choose if you want something which clambers over various surfaces and can quickly cover bare surroundings without any help. It also looks good in a hanging basket and can be trained up a moss stick with minimal fuss making it a versatile plant. English Ivy clambers over a wooden frame fixed to a wall All it needs from you in return is a cool environment and a reasonable amount of watering. Therefore it’s the perfect guest for the unheated spare room or lonely hallway.
Generally you can get a variegated or an all green variety or English Ivy. The variegated version needs average to bright light in order to retain its colorings. The all green variety will take darker locations although growth will be slower as a trade off. No direct sunlight for any type however.
Despite hailing from rainy England, English Ivy dislikes soaking wet conditions or being bone dry. You should be aiming for the middle ground by keeping the soil moist. In Winter the soil will naturally stay moist for longer periods so you will need to water less at this time of the year.