Climbing or hanging the Devil’s Ivy is a tropical plant that can grow in all directions! It has beautiful heart-shaped, patterned, satiny leaves.
The Devil’s Ivy is one of those plants that is bound to survive almost anything you throw at it. It is perfect for beginner indoor plant enthusiast.
- They like a light spot, preferably not in direct sunlight – it’s not too fussy though.
- It is a popular houseplant. It provides a relaxing, fresh ambience, and it can also help purify the air.
- Probably best to avoid this plant if you have small children or pets that are likely to eat plants!
Sunlight and Placement
Devil’s Ivy is a tropical plant but will thrive indoors in most climates. It loves hanging baskets, containers and it can grow along walls. It’s not fussy, it likes a light spot, but preferably not in direct sunlight.
Additionally as a general rule, the paler leaves it will need more light. Outdoors it grows well in full or partial shade.
Devil’s Ivy root system is relatively shallow, so it only needs a small amount of water to reach the roots. Try to keep them damp without letting the roots stand in water. We recommend feeding it once a month, doing so will help maintain growth over the spring & summer.
However there is no need to feed it in winter. Look out for yellow leaves they are a symptom of overwatering.
Soil and Drainage
A light, porous & aerated houseplant potting mix is needed for the Devil’s Ivy. It should be well-draining, but hold enough water to maintain moistness between watering.
This lush hardy plant is a great starting indoor plant as it is almost impossible to kill!
Devil’s Ivy gets its name for a reason. Every part of the plant is poisonous if ingested to domestic animals & humans. Therefore it is best to avoid this plant if you have small children or pets likely to eat plants!
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