Algerian ivy (Hedera canariensis) care and propagation


Algerian ivy (Hedera canariensis) belongs to the family Araliaceae and is a good choice for landscaping and especially covering the ground because of its beautiful foliage which gives a dark green mat-like appearance.

This plant is used for the decoration of walls and also grows well in baskets. As the leaves of this plant are very beautiful and bold in appearance and are very easily climbed up due to its aerial roots which guide this plant to quickly cover the whole surface.

Botanical description

Potted plant of Algerian ivy (Hedera canariensis )


The plant can spread up to a variety of lengths depending upon the supporting structure.

This plant gives a dense appearance and grows fast with a medium texture (1).


Hedera canariensis

The leaves of this plant are 2-4 inches in length and are alternate and simple with evergreen in. nature. the color of the leaves of Hedera canariensis “Variegata” are variegated and thus giving the plant a unique appearance. Normal Hedera canariensis lives are green in color.

Flowers and fruits

The flowers of these plants are white and the fruits are round and less than 0.5 inches in size (1).

Algerian ivy (Hedera canariensis ) care


This plant prefers bright light but avoids direct sunlight. If you are growing this plant indoors then prefer to keep the plant in a bright spot where light is sufficient. As this plant is shade loving plant so prefer indirect light and not high temperature.


This plant will not grow properly under warm conditions or in a warm room. Cold temperature with good humidity is the key to growing this plant successfully.


Soak the soil with water then let it dry after then soak it again with water and spray water will be good for this plant for at least once a week (2).


The plant Algerian ivy is adaptive to almost all soil types. The best is to provide humus-rich well-drained soil for its good and healthy growth.

Pests and diseases

This plant is a hardy plant and is less prone to diseases and insect manifestations. But occasional soapy wash helps this plant to stay free from aphids and spider mites (2).

Algerian ivy (Hedera canariensis ) propagation

The plant Algerian ivy (Hedera canariensis) is mainly propagated by stem cutting.


1. How to care for Algerian ivy indoors?

For proper growth of Algerian ivy indoors you need to keep the plant under bright light. Not under direct sunlight but under bright indirect light.

2. Why Algerian ivy died?

There may be various reasons for the death of your Algerian ivy one may be direct sunlight for a very long period of time, warm temperature as this plant is not good for warmer conditions, improper watering, or extreme soil conditions or harsh fertilizers as these plants are self-sufficient and do not need hard fertilizers.

3. How often to water Algerian ivy

Spray water once a week otherwise you can water the plant almost daily.

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