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How to grow and care for the Devil’s Ivy?

By April 1, 2019 September 4th, 2019 No Comments
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.

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.

Quick Tips

  • 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.

Watering 

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!

 

Warning!

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!

 

Other great resources

https://lifehacker.com/this-graphic-shows-the-best-air-cleaning-plants-accord-1705307836
https://www.flowercouncil.co.uk/campaign/august-2018-devils-ivy-houseplant-of-the-month
https://www.epicgardening.com/golden-pothos-devils-ivy/
Another great blog to on plants for cleaner air.