Fast growing, easy care and low light. What’s not to love?! The devil’s ivy is one of the best hanging plants and the perfect gift for that black-thumbed mate. Pop him up on a shelf so you can watch him trail down and down and down.
Difficulty level – easy
Scientific name Epipremnum Aureum
Can tolerate low to medium light but will grow best when given more light. Plus it will keep its variegation with more light, which let’s be honest is one of the best things about these guys.
Allow the top of the soil to dry out 2 inches between waters. The trick to watering is using lukewarm water and not allowing the running tap to pour directly onto the stem of the plant. Or you can allow the plant to sit in a few cms of water for an hour so that it can take up water from the bottom. Don’t leave him sitting with water in the drip tray though, cos like most plants, they hate wet feet.
All Green Assembly plants come potted with good quality soil but we have noticed that there is a lot of devil’s ivy around Perth that come potted in poor soil that stops holding water within weeks. If your plant is constantly dry, the water drains straight out through the bottom and the leaves are going yellow, it likely needs some better soil and re-potting, then given a good drenching.
Feed with a slow-release fertiliser once every six months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow-release fertiliser to last the first 6 months). During the warmer months, they like a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) every second or third month, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch him sprout fresh new leaves.
Watch out! This guy is toxic to pets and mini me’s if eaten.
Grab yourself one of these beauties here.
Main image credit: Connie and Luna