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Ivy Symbolism – Flower Meaning, Spiritual(What Does it Represent)

If you are searching for What does Ivy symbolize before that let me tell you this plant is a robust and dynamic green house plant that is not only used to cover ground but also walls, fence, railing and even grown in a hanging basket. It looks very attractive and was grown indoors as well as outdoors.

Ivy Symbolism

Ivy symbolizes foreverness, eternity,  faith, commitment and loyalty. Ivy plant name also represents devoted attachment, dedication  and affection towards love, partner or friend. With Ivy plants robust inner core it can grow in different environmental landscapes. Ivy is also associated with forever living, immortality, everlasting, continuing as this is a perennial plant and appeared to be evergreen most of the time.

It also represents attachment or feeling of being attached, reliance on someone you know just like ivy tries to climb using stems, branches, vines of a growing tree, it keeps building vines until it reaches to the sunlight. 

Ivy leaf meaning is associated with nature with its green color being the highlight and how it attaches to the natural world by climbing over walls, houses, stairs etc. Its symbolic meaning is similar to when it attaches to something it won’t easily let go until it dries completely or grows evergreen, always just like climbing and moving forward.

Ivy flower meaning represents friendship, marriage and close attachment. Ivy plant is a symbol of eternal life as it is pure green in color and it grows perennial like every year. Ivy flowers are more like an umbrella opening and have tiny stalks like structure. If a good environment has been given to ivy then it will grow energetically and climb to trees and walls whatever it sees. It is still a good houseplant if pruning is done more often.

Does ivy flower? yes Ivy blooms in the month of late summer to  autumn mainly in between september to nov months. You can also see this in other months and it grows over 20m tall & climbing in trees and walls generally. Ivy looks amazing in the balcony and garden fence. If you have wooden trellis and arbour it may find its place moving and growing around the wooden structure. 

Poison ivy symbolism is similar to English ivy like attachment and love but having very commonly shaped leaves it is poisonous and can introduce problems in skin getting rash while there are other varieties which also do the same like berried ivy.

Devil’s ivy spiritual meaning (golden Pothos) is associated with wealth and it could change better fortune for many. It (devil’s ivy) has heart-shaped leaves and can symbol of luck, prosperity with the connection of happiness. Also known by the name money plant(or pothos plant , Golden plant another variety) if one can grow it outside the house it tells the situation of family overall wealth devil’s ivy grows then it bring lots of wealth in smaller steps and if stops the growth then you need time to actually makes things right for a good fortune.

Significance of ivy is that it doesn’t lose the ounces it attaches to that particular thing just like a wall, trellis, fence and trees. Ivy may grow until it doesn’t get any outsider harm. It was very vigorous growth and could be invasive if not pruned.

What does Ivy symbolize


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What does Ivy mean in the language of flowers?

According to the Language of flower, Ivy signifies bond, friendship, benevolence, brotherhood, affection, devotion, fondness. It also means loyalty, bond between the married couples or those who are going to get married because of trustiness, reliability, affection. The ivy vine keeps growing that tells us that lifelong connection between two individuals. English ivy plant is evergreen plant and it symbolizes eternal, everlasting relationship going on smoothly.

Ivy flower meaning

Ivy white flower variety represents purity and freshness, simplicity. with that it also denotes goodness, faith and belief. 

Ivy yellowish flowers represent happiness, young and positive life. Being the color of sun, it also denotes power, aggressiveness and self-confidence.

Where does the name Ivy originate from?

Ivy is a english name originating from the ivy plant & this name itself derives from the old English word “ifig”. ivy means vine and “ifig” wreath given to people who got married as this shows a symbol of fidelity which means loyalty or faithfulness or attachment to something/someone bound by the trust and duty.

Is ivy plant good luck?

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Yes in Asian Countries, devil’s ivy or pothos(money plant) is called a luck plant as it brings money or how good this plant grows it tells you about your financial condition. People also believe devils ivy are good luck plants which bring good fortune and many more things to the house or even offices. Just take good care of this plant, you may see it growing very beautifully & may provide your financial status more pure and good.

Is it unlucky to bring Ivy into the house?

Some people believe ivy bring into the house can provide protection against misfortune, tragedy, misadventure but if this plant dies then it would be a loss in terms of money or financial condition. Also Let me add one thing No plant is Unlucky, If we care for our own thing then we should also care for plants that we choose to bring inside the house. Blaming plant to be bad luck is not good, many people believe you should not gift this plant at the year end when Christmas festival is there but if you are a garden you may know that plants grown in winters doesn’t grow properly, either it needs extra care or they needs a better environment to survive. Most indoor plant stop growing in winters and then started to grow whenever spring hits. 

My point of view is only based on gardening and its aspects and i don’t consider plants as unlucky or dangerous until and less it really hurts you or poison the loved ones.

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See My other post about wandering Jew plant spiritual meaning, I used same words for this plant as well. Plants don’t be a reason for bad lucky. Plants or Trees are the natures gift to us and we should care for them.

What does Ivy mean in the Bible?

According to Intouchweekly, Ivy once mentioned in the bible to quote the ivy plant itself, there is no link between biblical figure and this one plant. ivy denotes eternity, long life, or something that you are bound by a duty, it also shows dependability as these ivy plant vines need trees to climb upward. ivy is a English word with multiple meanings but a married couple can give this name to a baby girl.


ivy plant is a hedera genus plant which has 13-15 more evergreen species that are very similar to this plant. These plant are woody climb upward and move downward as per its need, if they get any tree or fence they just move vine all over and keep growing. These plants are discovered in parts of Asian region, North-west of Africa and South of Europe and Macaronesia. They can up to 15-19 cm height on ground level but if you give them near wooden structure, trees, natural rocks then it can climb 20-30 m above the ground level that is what they are capable of and indoors you can’t expect that. If they are trained to climb on wooden wall then it will definitely do that.

Ivy Plant Uses

Ivy plant vines are used as ground covers, they can be used to create a natural screen and they are also used as a living wall. Ivy flower plants need to be planted in a well-drained soil, so make sure you plant them in areas that have good drainage. Ivy plants need to be watered frequently during the hot summer months, but not too much, as too much water can cause the leaves to rot.

English Ivy Facts

English ivy plant is an ornamental plant that is often seen in gardens and at home. The leaves of the ivy are often used as a decoration or even as a type of decoration.

English ivy is a perennial grown over the years and they can reach up to 20 feet high. The plant’s leaves can be green, yellow, or red and it flowers in the summer season. There are many different varieties such as common ivy, English ivy plant etc are some of the popular types.

English ivy plants is a type of climbing plant that can be found in most parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

The plants are commonly found on walls and fences and I have seen it in my grandmothers house often but don’t worry you can also grow them in the ground. Ivy plant has a very long history and they are used for healing purposes. The leaves are powerhouse that can be used to treat wounds, ulcers, and rheumatism.

ivy mythology and history

Ivy plant is a plant with a rich history and mythology. It has been used in the past to create beautiful walls, adorn the ceilings of churches, and even provide shade for those who needed it. Ivy is also the symbol of growth, rebirth, like the Phoenix. The story of Ivy has been passed down through generations and it has been used to express love and affection.

Ivy plant was used in ancient Egypt to cover the walls of tombs, as a symbol of protection, and as a symbol of rebirth and beauty. Ivy has also been used in other cultures as a symbol of life, regeneration and healing.

Ivy plant is a type of vine and can grow up to 25 feet long, however, ivy can be found on building walls, trees, and other plants. Ivy has been around for 100’s of years and has been used for many things such as medicine, decorating, fenceing, clothing and much more.

Ivy Traditions

Ivy Traditions such as making it for decorating and adding a dash of color to your Christmas tree. Ivy vines can also be used to decorate trees, house and office buildings. It’s a great idea to put ivy plant around your staircase or on the walls in your home. Ivy is also an excellent choice for many places such as wreaths, garlands, and other decorations.

Ivy Types

These are mainly 13-15 varities of climbing ivy plant. The most common ivy types are :

Common Ivy

Ivy is a common name for plants in the genus Hedera, which includes English ivy, Japanese ivy, and Japanese climbing ivy. They are commonly known for their use as a house plant. Ivy plants are found in temperate and tropical regions all over the world. Ivy is a popular house plant because it is easy to grow and doesn’t require much care. Ivy plants have been used as a traditional medicine in many cultures since ancient times.

Herdera hibernica

The plant Herdera hibernica is native to the Himalayan region and has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Herdera hibernica is a flowering plant that is also known as the winter cherry, snow cherry, or white crocus. It has been used traditionally for the treatment of respiratory diseases, heart problems, rheumatism, and arthritis. Herdera hibernica has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that help protect against cardiovascular disease.

Hedera canariensis

The history of Hedera canariensis is a little bit complicated. It was originally discovered in 1832 by the French botanist Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle. He was the first person to name it. It was then given the name Hedera erythroneura by Carl Ludwig Blume in 1836 and then in 1838 it was given the name Hedera canariensis by Jean-Jacques de La Tour du Pin. The plant was then introduced to England by William Hooker in 1849. This plant has many uses such as as a leaf tea, a hair rinse, a skin care treatment, and even as a natural remedy for cancer.

Persian ivy

Persian ivy is a type of climbing plant that is native to Europe and Asia. It has been used in the past as a medicinal plant and it is still used in traditional Chinese medicine. The plant has a long history of use because it is believed to have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. The leaves are also a good source of vitamins A, B, C, and K. Persian ivy was introduced to North America in the 1800s and it quickly became popular as an ornamental plant.

Hedera nepalensis

Hedera nepalensis is a type of plant that is native to the northern and eastern parts of Asia and the Himalayas. It is a climbing vine that has been used in traditional medicine in Nepal since the 1800s. It has been used as a remedy for a wide range of ailments, including skin conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and menstrual problems.


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