Tree ivy (x Fatshedera lizei) is a unique cross between species from different genera: Fatsia japonica (glossy-leaved paper plant) and Hedera helix (English ivy). The resulting hybrid has the shrub-like shape of a glossy-leaved paper plant, along with the five-lobed leaves of English ivy. Its evergreen leaves are a glossy dark green and can stretch between 4 and 10 inches wide. While this plant is primarily grown for its foliage, tiny cream flowers do appear in clusters in the fall. Tree ivy has a moderate growth rate, and the best time to plant it is in the spring.
Light: Moderate indirect light, can tolerate low light
Water: During the growing season (spring to fall), water whenever the soil has slightly dried out. Over the winter when the plant has gone dormant, reduce watering just to prevent the soil from drying out completely. Leaf drop and yellowing leaves are both potential signs that tree ivy is being overwatered.
Feed: Apply half strength general-purpose fertilizer once a month at most during the growing season.
Air Purifying: Yes, known to remove formaldehyde from the air.
Toxicity: Toxic to people and animals
Growth Rate: Slow growing.
Common Names: Tree ivy, bush ivy, ivy tree
Origin: Hybrid plant first cultivated in France
*Please note: Plants may not look exactly as shown.