Ivy can make a wonderful, bright light houseplant. It can grow long and lush and bring a bit of the outdoors inside. Growing ivy indoors is easy as long as you know what makes an ivy plant happy. Let’s learn a little bit more about ivy and proper ivy plant care. About Ivy Houseplants. Ivy houseplants can actually be one of several different varieties.
Hedera hibernica, common name Atlantic ivy or Irish ivy, is a woody vine native to the Atlantic coast of Europe. Description. It is an evergreen climbing plant, growing to 20–30 m high where suitable surfaces (trees, cliffs, walls) are available, and also growing as ground cover where there are no vertical surfaces.
Hedera nepalensis (Himalayan ivy, Himalaya-Efeu, chang chun teng) is a species of perennial Ivy (genus Hedera) native to Nepal and Bhutan, as well as Afghanistan, India, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, at altitudes of about 1000–3000 m.
This is "Persian" ivy, native to the Near East. "Algerian" ivy, Hedera canariensis, is native to the Canary Islands, as well as Portugal and northwest Africa, Algeria included. Persian ivy is definitely hardier, and this cultivar, 'Dentata Variegata', is every bit as flashy.