If you're looking for a fast-growing vine, you will fall in love with this plant! I can personally attest to it's suitability for any home.
Don't be fooled by it's name: this plant isn't actually part of the Hedera (ivy) genus. Rather it belongs to the woody stemmed Vitaceae (grape) family - hence it's also known as Grape Ivy. If you're looking for a fast-growing vine, you will fall in love with this plant! I can personally attest to it's suitability for any home.
I've never had an english ivy plant that didn't eventually succumb to spider mites. Not so with my oak leaf ivies. I love to gift them for that reason! The silvery green oak-like leaves have an unusual light bronze fuzz on the underside. They quickly grow into a cascade of foliage -- great for lighting up a lightly shaded corner of any dwelling. And they're non toxic to pets, making them a safe bet for mixed-mammal households.
Oak leaf ivy is an easy going plant to care for. It does well in lighting that ranges from moderate to bright. It is forgiving of a missed watering. In fact, you want to let the top two inches of soil dry out between waterings. It does well at average room temperature and with average humidity. All of which aligns with its laid-back character!
Don't be afraid to take your oak leaf outside in the summer. When the temperature drops below 50°F in the fall, bring it back inside. It will bring a measure of nature to your urban surroundings, indoors or out, without adding too much to your workload.
• Rosie, owner Quince Flowers