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Types of Houseplants

Hedera sp.
English ivy, Canary Island ivy

Various other plants are called ivy though they are not related to the real ivy plant, Hedera. These climbing vines can be trained to form topiaries or allowed to cascade over pots.

Care

Plant ivy in regular potting mix and keep the soil moist. Grow in bright light, cool temperatures, and low to medium humidity.

Special Requirements

Begin training ivy when it is small. Pinch off the ends of the shoots frequently to produce a bushy plant. Inspect for spider mites regularly.