Ivy require bright, indirect light. If you have a variety that is variegated, sunlight will increase the variegation. If the plant is becoming leggy it may need more light.
Ivy like to dry out a bit in between waterings. Water only once the top inch or two of soil has dried out. Continue watering until it begins to drain out of the bottom of the pot.
While ivy does not like moist soil, it does like humid air. Mist occasionally to increase the humidity.
Ivy grows well in an average household temperature, from 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fertilize regularly, once a month during the growing season in spring and summer and about once every month and a half in the winter.
Ivy is mildly toxic when ingested, and could cause vomiting and mouth irritation.