Plant Spotlight: English Ivy Gold Child
If you're looking for a houseplant that is both beautiful and easy to care for, the English Ivy Gold Child (Hedera helix) is definitely worth considering. This unique and versatile plant makes a gorgeous addition to any home. We love it because:
- It's easy to care for: The English Ivy Gold Child is very easy care for, making it perfect for beginners or anyone who wants a low-maintenance plant. It thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers well-draining soil. You can mist its leaves often to keep them from drying out. The plant can withstand periods of neglect, making it a great option for those who may not have a green thumb.
- It's a natural air purifier: Like many other houseplants, the English Ivy Gold Child is an excellent air purifier and can help remove harmful toxins from the air.
- It has beautiful foliage: The English Ivy Gold Child's leaves are the most striking feature of the plant. The leaves are variegated with shades of green, yellow, and cream, giving them a unique and eye-catching appearance. The plant has a trailing growth habit, making it a great choice for hanging baskets or as a trailing plant on a shelf or table.
- It's versatile: The English Ivy Gold Child is a versatile plant that can adapt to a variety of environments. It can be grown in a pot or as a hanging plant, and it's a great option for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
However, don’t let its “childish” name fool you: keep your English Ivy Gold Child away from children and pets, as it's leaves are toxic. It can also cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction in some people who come into contact with it, so we’d recommend wearing gloves when handling it. We love this plant anyway, and hope you do too!