Tree Ivy (Fatshedera spp.)

Tree Ivy Plant Features

Tree ivy is a fun houseplant that has ivy-like leaves and an upright growth habit. It's actually something of an oddity in the plant world because tree ivy is actually a hybrid of two different kinds of plants (just like how a mule is a hybrid of a horse and donkey). One parent is a shrub called Fatsia; the other is an ivy (Hedera).

No matter how it came to be, tree ivy is a terrific houseplant because it has relatively large leaves (they can grow up to 8 inches wide) and shrubby growth, making it a perfect floor plant for living rooms, dining rooms, or dens. Tree ivy cleans the air, removing harmful toxins, making it a great choice for offices or bedrooms, too --- and any other spots where you tend to spend a lot of time.

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Tree Ivy Growing Instructions

Grow tree ivy in a spot with medium light. It can tolerate low light, but tends to grow a little lanky and become unattractive. Tree ivy can also tolerate bright light, but too much direct sun may sunburn the leaves, causing them to bleach out. 

Water tree ivy regularly, enough to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soppy or saturated for long periods of time. 

You can fertilize tree ivy if you want it to grow faster; use any fertilizer made for use on houseplants and follow the directions on the packaging. 

If you wish to prune tree ivy, you can do so at any time. 

Tree ivy is not intended for human or animal consumption. Enjoy it for its looks; don't try to eat it!
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: Low light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

Complement your Tree Ivy

Creeping ficus makes for a colorful groundcover at the base of a tree ivy.

Tree ivy grows well with its parent, regular ivy. Dress it up by using a variegated ivy variety!