Do you have a green thumb? If not, don’t worry – Devil’s ivy is one of the easiest plants to grow! This versatile vine can thrive in a variety of environments and is perfect for indoor gardens. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about devil’s ivy and how to care for it. We’ll also provide tips on how to train and shape your vines into the perfect indoor plant!
Devil’s ivy, also known as golden pothos, has been used in indoor gardens for decades. It’s simple to maintain and adaptable to a wide range of conditions, making it an ideal plant for novices. Devils ivy is flexible too: you can train and shape the vines into whatever form you desire!
HOW MUCH LIGHT DOES A DEVIL’S IVY NEED?
Devil’s Ivy is a light-loving plant. If the location you’re considering has a window, there’s no doubt about it that adequate light will be available. The plant will grow slower and require less water in a darker place, but it will adapt. It’s better not to move it into a brighter area for a little while to give it time to adjust.
They do fine in partial sunshine, but they will flourish even more without it and develop rapidly in any well-lit area. (I usually picture a place with enough natural indirect light so that you may read comfortably.)
Because these plants originate in the wild, they grow on the forest floor or along the side of a tree and are therefore always shaded/dappled.
CAN I KEEP DEVIL’S IVY OUTDOORS?
Devil’s ivy is an outdoor plant in its natural habitat, but it will do well indoors as well. You can keep devils ivy outdoors if you live in a warm climate, but be sure to bring it inside when the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (about ten degrees Celsius).
HOW MUCH WATER DOES A DEVIL’S IVY NEED?
A devil’s ivy needs watering when the soil feels dry about an inch below the surface. How often you water your plant depends on how much direct light it receives and the time of year – more water is needed in summer than winter. Overwatering is one of the most common mistakes made with indoor plants, so be sure to check the soil often and only water when necessary.
WHAT TYPE OF SOIL DOES A DEVIL’S IVY NEED?
A devil’s ivy does well in most potting soils, but make sure it’s a light soil that drains well. You can also purchase a special devil’s ivy potting mix, or create your own by mixing one part peat moss to two parts perlite or sand.
IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD AVOID DOING TO MY DEVIL’S IVY?
Devil’s ivy is a hardy plant and can tolerate neglect, but it will grow best if you provide some basic care. Avoid placing your devil’s ivy in a draft, near heat vents, or in direct sunlight. Also, don’t overwater your plant, and be sure to fertilize it regularly with a balanced houseplant food.
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT MY DEVIL’S IVY TO LIVE?
With proper care, devil’s ivy can live for many years. Some devil’s ivy plants have been known to live for up to 20 years!
WHEN SHOULD I WATER A DEVIL’S IVY?
You can water your Ivy in the summer and winter, as long as half of the dirt is dry in the spring and fall, respectively. It will take some trial and error to determine when to water your plant, but it’s not difficult if you follow these guidelines.
The advantages of having a succulent plant are endless. Because they don’t require much maintenance, it’s easy to keep them tropical year-round in your home. Succulents can be used as beautiful additions to any space and their small size makes them perfect for desktops!
To properly hydrate the soil, give your plant a good soaking.
HOW BIG A POT DOES MY DEVIL’S IVY NEED?
We can see that this plant only requires a tiny amount of space to develop into a huge size in its natural habitat. Even when the plant is 10-20m long, a normal 200mm nursery pot may easily support it! A bigger container does not equal a larger ivy plant for this species. Normally, a larger container will result in extra soil that will stay wetter for a longer period of time, which can lead to root rot.
When purchasing your plant, I recommend picking a design that will last for years. Because you won’t need to replace it for several years, I propose you make an aesthetic selection. Choosing a beautiful container that is about the same size (a little smaller is fine) or an inch larger if the plant is root bound already is advised when it comes to devil’s ivy.
The majority of succulents are ready to be planted in a few weeks and many can even thrive while waiting. Repotting will help to increase the number of nutrients available for your ivy plant, giving it greater vitality and blooming power over time. Plants that prefer tight roots typically do well when repotted, and they like being cramped. If the succulent is not root-bound, it will still be happy and continue to grow in its current pot.
WHAT KIND OF POTTING MIX SHOULD I USE FOR A DEVIL’S IVY?
Devil’s ivy thrives in a variety of soil mixes. The most important thing is that the combination is well-draining and allows for good ventilation. While a normal Premium potting mix works fine, a slightly better draining mix, such as an orchid mix, or cactus mix, may provide greater assurance that your plant won’t get too wet.
HOW DO I GROW A DEVIL’S IVY TOTEM?
Devil’s Ivy, in the wild, will spread across the ground and find a tree before climbing up the trunk via aerial roots inserted into the bark of the tree. They can feel humidity coming off the tree and soil and dig their roots in. The plant will tend to travel out over a limb until it reaches the end, where it will begin to grow in a circular fashion.
The devil’s ivy can be grown in any of these three ways, but once it grows up a tree or a totem, it activates a little-known secret. The leaves may grow longer than a meter long and have similar fenestration (holes in the leaf) to its relatives Monstera deliciosa and Vella capensis. They quickly change form when they sense that they have vertical support, but without it, they revert to smaller dimensions.
ARE DEVIL’S IVY COLD SENSITIVE?
E. aureum can survive in the outdoors during the warmer months, however, it will suffer greatly in a Melbourne Winter, therefore it is best to provide them with a permanent home inside. It’s essential to move your ivy away from the window during the cold air flowing off the glass may be too chilly for them and cause older leaves on the plant to fall off (defoliation). This may only be necessary during the harshest phases of winter. If you do not relocate it, the plant will not die; nevertheless, it may appear somewhat bald on top.
Make sure to minimize watering in the winter to keep your plant warmer. Drier soil is warmer.
Your devil’s ivy will never get too hot in your home or apartment. If the area becomes excessively hot during the summer, your pothos plant will simply use more water and grow faster. If you have any worries, the ideal thing to do is raise the humidity around your plants. It’s also worth noting that afternoon direct sunlight can be beneficial in Winter but dangerous in Summer.
DO DEVIL’S IVY LIKE HUMIDITY?
Devil’s ivy thrives in Melbourne’s low humidity, but they do like humid weather. It is not necessary to mist (or raise the humidity) unless you have time, however, if you have it, why not!
CAN I GROW DEVIL’S IVY IN WATER?
Plants in this family can often be grown in a vase of water or trained into water with roots and vines. To avoid algae growth and promote plant absorption, change the water frequently.
WHAT FAMILY IS A DEVIL’S IVY?
Epipremnum aureum is the scientific name for Devil’s Ivy. This implies it belongs to the Epipremnum genus, which belongs to the family Araceae (also known as Aroids.) Monstera, Philodendrons, and Spathiphyllum are all members of this family (known as peace lilies) that have similar maintenance needs.
The name Pothos aureus was given to Devil’s Ivy by botanists until the late 1960s when it was reclassified. This is why it is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Pothos even though it isn’t a member of the genus.