Help me identify this houseplant, please.

My roommate got this and has basically abandoned it. I’m trying to keep it alive, but it isn’t doing too well. I don’t know what it is though, so I dunno if it needs more water or sunlight or what. Help!

Plant
Closeup of leaves

Ivy? that’s what it looks like to me

It is one of the many varieties of variegated English ivy (Hedera helix). They like bright light (but not necessarily direct sun) and coolish temperatures.

Ivies are prone to spider mites, which tend to flourish in hot, dry conditions. Try to keep your ivy’s soil moist (like a wrung out sponge) but not wet. A trip to the sink for a cool shower every once in a while is a good idea.

Variegated English Ivy. (Called Common Ivy in the UK).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Ivy

I personally find that type of ivy easy for me to kill.

Okay. I’ve been watering it when I water my ficus, which probably explains why it’s doing so poorly. :rolleyes: Thanks everyone. :slight_smile: