English Ivy Green California

English Ivy Green California

Plant Care Profile: English Ivy Green California

Botanical Name: Hedera helix 'Green California'

Common Name: English Ivy Green California

Description: English Ivy Green California is a charming and versatile evergreen vine known for its glossy, variegated leaves. Its leaves feature shades of green, cream, and sometimes pink, creating a visually appealing contrast. This plant is well-loved for its ability to trail gracefully in hanging baskets, cascade down shelves, or climb walls, making it a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor settings.

Light Requirements:

  • Indoor: Bright, indirect light. Can tolerate some shade.
  • Outdoor: Partial to full shade. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day.


  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering again.
  • Reduce watering during the winter months.


  • English Ivy appreciates higher humidity levels.
  • Mist the leaves regularly, especially in dry indoor environments.


  • Indoor: Average room temperatures (around 60-75°F or 15-24°C).
  • Outdoor: Hardy in USDA zones 5-9.


  • Well-draining potting mix.
  • Slightly acidic to neutral pH.


  • Feed every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring to early autumn) with a balanced liquid fertilizer.
  • Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength.


  • Trim back leggy or overgrown growth to encourage bushier growth.
  • Remove any yellow or dead leaves regularly.


  • Easily propagated through stem cuttings in water or soil.
  • Place cuttings in a bright, indirect light until rooted.

Pests and Diseases:

  • Watch out for spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs.
  • Maintain good air circulation to prevent fungal issues.

Special Notes:

  • English Ivy Green California is considered mildly toxic if ingested. Keep away from pets and children.
  • Regularly inspect for pests and address any issues promptly.

Additional Tips:

  • Rotate the plant occasionally to ensure even growth.
  • Use a trellis or support if growing vertically.
  • This plant is known for its air-purifying qualities, helping to improve indoor air quality.

Remember that individual care routines can vary based on specific conditions and environments, so always monitor your plant closely and adjust care as needed.

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