Ivies can absorb air-born toxins such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and especially benzene.


Ivies are remarkably tolerant to a wide range of light conditions but do best in filtered or reduced light. In low light, the new leaves are smaller and further apart. Ivies can be summered outdoors in the shade. Never put indoor plants where they will receive any direct sunlight.


Water thoroughly but infrequently. When the soil feels dry, gently add water to the soil until the surface is totally wet and the water drains out of the bottom of the pot. Then do not water again until the soil is almost dry. Do not allow ivies to stand in water.


Feed every two weeks in he spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half of the recommended strength. Fertilize monthly in the fall and winter. Never feed ivies if the temperature is extremely hot or cold, if the soil is very dry, or if he Ivy plants are not producing new leaves.


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