A few weeks ago I took dozens of cuttings from our various English Ivy plants. They rooted very quickly in sharp sand with some rooting hormone and periodic misting. These were planted in soil about a week ago and have been doing very well.
These plants are being grown to feed stick insects. I find this interesting because when I looked up stick insects ivy was nowhere to be found in their preferred food list (although they do eat it). The biology department will be creating a display window with live stick insects. I'm not sure when it will be ready but judging from the ivy we have several months to go.