Various other plants are called ivy though they are not related to the real ivy plant, Hedera. These climbing vines can be trained to form topiaries or allowed to cascade over pots.
Plant ivy in regular potting mix and keep the soil moist. Grow in bright light, cool temperatures, and low to medium humidity.
Begin training ivy when it is small. Pinch off the ends of the shoots frequently to produce a bushy plant. Inspect for spider mites regularly.