Add a tropical flair to your garden with this delightful trailing plant therefore, Variegated English Ivy or Hedera Helix is a rampant, clinging evergreen vine with succulent stems and waxy, ivy-like leaves.
The plant is native to Asia, Europe, and North America therefore, they are also known as English ivy, common ivy
Variegated English Ivy will surprise you with its pale yellow, daisy-like flowers, hence looks magnificent indoors and in hanging baskets.
The stems and the leaves take on a pink and purplish tint at the edges, and you’ll be rewarded with a lifetime of attractive creamy white-variated evergreen foliage.
Hence, these plants reach a maximum height of 9 inches and are very easy to grow with little care and maintenance.
Variegated English Ivy Special Features
- Ideal plant for air purifying at home.
- It has one of the best attractive foliage.
- Hence, It is a low-maintenance plant.
||English ivy, common ivy.
||Up to 9 inches
||Blooms in the second year
||Effortless to grow
Variegated English Ivy Uses
- They make excellent trailing plants, climbing plants, and even indoor topiaries.
- It is one of the best air purifier plants that eliminate airborne pollutants like formaldehyde, benzene, and Trichloroethylene from the surrounding air.
- Hence, It is used for the treatment of respiratory tract diseases with extreme mucus formation, respiratory tract infections, and coughs that develop out of the common cold.
- The leaves have several antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties.
Planting and Care
- Variegated English Ivy requires well-drained soil, rich in organic matter.
- It requires bright indirect sunlight to thrive and also does well in artificial light.
- Water the plants only when the top-soil feels dry when touched thus, never overwater.
- Hence, These plants require pots with proper drainage holes.
- It is crucial to let the soil dry before watering.
- Thus, Always remove the dead, infected, or damaged parts of the plant.
- During winter and rainy seasons, reduce the frequency of watering.
- To provide proper nutrients, apply organic fertilizers once during the spring season.
- Never fertilize Variegated English Ivy during winters.
||Direct sunlight(1-3 hours) or artificial light
||Average hence, do not overwater
||10-27 degrees F
||Use any organic fertilizer only once a month