Another simple to take care of foliage plant, perfect for any home or office!
To keep this plant as healthy as possible, keep it at temperatures between 60-85 ºF (15-29 ºC) year round. It will withstand occasional cold snaps down to 50 ºF (10 ºC), but below this, the plant will die.
This plant does best in partial shade conditions year-round. Too much light will burn the leaves, causing them to lose their marbled quality.
Ivy requires watering only when the first quarter inch of soil begins to feel dry to the touch. Over-watering will cause the plant's roots to rot. Under-watering is not an issue, as this plant will withstand a high degree of abuse. It will only stunt the growth of the plant. During the fall and winter, reduce watering to allow the top quarter inch of soil to fully dry out before offering more.
Any high quality potting soil will suffice. Adding gravel or small pebbles at the bottom first few inches of the pot will encourage drainage.
When Ivy becomes tired of living in its current pot, it will let you know by sending out aerial roots in search of additional soil or by breaking the pot. When this happens, re-pot into a size larger pot, then water thoroughly.
If desired, a balanced fertilizer can be offered to this plant every other week. Fertilizer is only required for the plant's health if the soil quality is poor.
This plant prefers normal household humidity during the summer months. It should be given additional misting every other day during the winter if your home air humidity is exceptionally dry.
Propagation is best done through cuttings on this plant. Simply cut a section of the plant off of the parent and submerge the cut ends in water for two weeks. When roots form, transfer the plant to a container for growing.