Hedera Helix or English Ivy, the inspiration behind Ivy League colleges' nickname is a very popular indoor houseplant or for use in outdoor hanging baskets. English ivy can reach 100 feet in length. It has air cleansing properties and is one of NASA’s top 10 Clean Air Plants.
Light: Partial or full shade
Water: Let the top 2-3 inches of the soil to dry out before watering. Allow the water to flow freely from the drainage holes on the bottom of the pot, and be sure to empty the saucer. Hedera Ivy does not like its roots constantly wet. Crispy brown leaves indicate over-watering, NOT under-watering.
Humidity: This plant loves to be misted with room-temperature water, feel free to do this daily. Not only does misting provide humidity it also keeps the pests away.
Trim your English Ivy regularly to keep it in shape. Snip off trailing vines that are just too long with a pair of sharp scissors or a pair of pruning shears to keep your plant looking full. You can prune your plant back by as much as half at a time -- you won't hurt this robust plant at all.
It is mildly toxic to humans and pets.