Algerian Ivy Green
Algerian Ivy, aka Hedera Algeriensis, is a species of evergreen ivy native to the North African coast, including coastal mountains in Algeria. It is one of the most versatile ivies available and has larger leaves than a typical “English” ivy.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will thrive in medium to bright light, but also can tolerate low light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed almost anywhere in the room but remember, plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Water more often in the warmer months.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.
It is more drought tolerant, bug resistant, and is more adaptable to warmer temperatures than its “English” counterpart. Feel free to trim up long runners and repot them back into your plant to keep it looking bushy and full. Use sharp, clean scissors and carefully cut just below a leaf node, then remove the leaf at that node and plant that part of the stem, as that is where the roots will form.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.