Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade
Danger: Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen Variegated Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From semi-hardwood cuttings
Seed Collecting: Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
On Dec 19, 2010, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
According to the USDA map I am in zone 6b. Someone just a few miles from here says she in zone 7. At any rate I have had this survive one winter so far. And I didn't even plant it. I used it as a porch plant. It trailed down and rooted itself in the ground and, lo and behold, next last spring it came out really well and grew.
I'm anxious to see if the same thing happens next year.
I love this ivy and keep two of them in pots inside during the winter. They are gorgeous houseplants. One of them I have trained to a narrow metal A-frame. It's the prettiest one. I put it on the porch in spring and let it go. Then before I bring it in in the fall I trim it back to the frame. One of my favorite plants.
On Oct 16, 2008, mjolner88 from Bellingham, WA wrote:
Do you hate slow-growing plants? If so, you'll love this plant...unlike most ivies, it will exhibit visible growth in the same week that it was planted...things will speed up exponentially as time passes.
Give it an insane does of humic acid, auxin (superthrive), and just a little more water than you "think" it needs, and you'll be rewarded with ultra-aggressive growth.
I can only begin to imagine the joy I would receive from this plant, if I had access to sunlight where I live.
On Mar 4, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:
Wonderfully, up to 50%, bright-white variegated/margined leaves up to 8 inches wide, and very pleasing red stems to boot.
An Ivy that certainly does not recieve credit to its hardiness. Mulching helps tremendously. One must remember that defoliation in the winter for evergreens does not mean death. The white parts of the leaf are first to go, lacking the chemicals to protect it from cold damage. Upon warmer temperatures in spring, fresh new leaves appear to replace the old.
Makes a supreme (houseplant) hanging basket, which is the capacity in which it is most often seen. I say just buy a well-planted basket and divide it up for your landscape use!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Ladonia, Alabama Saks, Alabama Alameda, California San Diego, California Clifton, Colorado Bartow, Florida Hawkinsville, Georgia Ellicott City, Maryland Marlborough, Massachusetts New York, New York Durham, North Carolina Cleveland, Ohio Ladys Island, South Carolina Christiana, Tennessee Carrollton, Texas San Angelo, Texas Alger, Washington