Other than ornamentation, the English ivy also has medicinal properties. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates used ivy to prevent intoxication, reduce swelling, and as an anesthetic. Now herbalists use it to treat respiratory conditions, such as: asthma.
In this regard, do ivy plants need sunlight?
"Ivy plants will grow in low light, but they will not thrive in low light," Melton said. Ivy will do best in bright, indirect light. Melton recommends keeping the plants fairly close to a sunny window but not in the direct sun. Ivy can be susceptible to infestation, including spider mites.
Is Ivy in the UK poisonous?
Poison ivy - infamously - causes a painful and itchy, blistery rash on your skin if you come into contact with it. The good news is you're unlikely to experience this nasty skin reaction because we don't have poison ivy in the UK. It only grows in North America.