Ivy Care Guide


Open your gift and unwrap the container, then carefully follow the instructions below to grow and enjoy a healthy plant.


The ivy will not flower; however, the leaves/vines show signs of growth in the spring and summer.


Ivy grows best in partial to full shade. Indoors, display your ivy in bright indirect or filtered light. In winter months, it can tolerate some direct sunlight. Ivy grows in temperatures between 45° and 80°F. It does not like lower temperatures, cold winter winds, or high summer temperatures.


Ivy prefers a well-drained, evenly moist soil. Water when the soil surface is dry to the touch. Be sure to drain excess water so there is no standing water at the bottom of the container. If the roots stay soggy, the plant is at risk of root rot.

English Ivy in Reclaimed Wood

Apply a complete liquid fertilizer every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season, typically spring and summer, but avoid fertilizing when the plant is stressed due to high heat or excess cold.

Jackson & Perkins offers a selection of fertilizer & plant care products. We suggest using AlgoPlus fertilizer for the general health and maintenance of your plant.


When your plant has outgrown its current pot, transplant in early spring, if possible. With each repotting, increase the pot diameter 1 to 2 inches in size and use fresh, high-quality potting soil. If desired, transplant smaller plants each year and larger plants every 2 years. After transplanting, it is important to keep the soil moist, but not soggy.

IMPORTANT: Ornamental plant material should not be eaten. Keep away from pets and children.