Check out the best English Ivy Indoor Alternatives that you can grow in your home to display lobed foliage in pots or hanging baskets!
These stunning English Ivy Indoor Alternatives have an uncanny resemblance to the famous Hedera helix and also come with the versatility of that plant!
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English Ivy Indoor Alternatives
1. Creeping Fig
Botanical Name: Ficus pumila
This beautiful creeping houseplant has both plain and variegated versions resembling English ivy. It is a great option for hanging baskets.
2. Wax Ivy
Botanical Name: Senecio macroglossus
This exact ivy look-alike comes in many varieties, and people often get confused. The difference is its leaves are waxy and smooth compared to the English ivy.
Have a look at some amazing types of Senecios here
3. Swedish Ivy
Botanical Name: Plectranthus australis
The round green leaves of this beautiful houseplant have scalloped white margins. This easy-to-grow specimen is an apt choice for hanging baskets.
4. Grape Ivy
Botanical Name: Cissus rhombifolia
This beautiful indoor plant grows well in indirect bright light. Its pointed green leaves mimic English ivy and can be trained to trail beautifully on a plant stand.
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Botanical Name: Schefflera ‘Trinette’
The foliage of this variegated variety has a green base splashed with cream-yellow patches. It looks quite similar to English ivy.
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6. Japanese Holly Fern
Botanical Name: Cyrtomium falcatum
The sharp-tipped, serrated, and deep green fronds of this plant look quite similar to the English ivy. You can grow this indoor fern in partial sun or shade.
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7. Cupid Peperomia
Botanical Name: Peperomia scandens ‘Variegata’
The heart-shaped light-green leaves have creamy gold edges, giving it an illusion of the English ivy plant. It looks cute in small pots.
8. Cape Ivy
Botanical Name: Senecio angulatus
The toothed glossy green leaves look great indoors near a bright window. This drought-tolerant houseplant also offers sweet-scented flowers when exposed to sunlight.
9. Ellen Danica Cissus
Botanical Name: Cissus rhombifolia ‘Ellen Danica’
This stunning cascading houseplant features large serrated foliage in a shape of a grape on dark green thin stems. Grow it in hanging basket for best display.
10. Ivy Geranium
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
You can grow ivy geranium in hanging baskets as an English ivy alternative. The serrated green leaves are patterned with white veins.
11. Japanese Ivy
Botanical Name: Hedera rhombea
The heart-shaped and dark green leaves of this climber look great in hanging baskets. Grow this vine in bright, indirect light.
12. German Ivy
Botanical Name: Delairea odorata
This climbing vine offers lush glossy mid-green lobed leaves. It prefers full sun but can also do well in indirect light indoors.