Plant Care Guide Devil's Ivy Epipremnum Aureum

Difficulty Level: Low Key
Low Key

What is the Epipremnum Aureum plant?

The Epipremnum Aureum, also known as the “Devil's Ivy,” “Silver Vine” and “Taro Vine,” is an extremely popular houseplant that rapidly grows long, elegant vines. It is a variation of the Devil’s Ivy, whose leaves possess incredible color patterns of jade green, cream and gold.

Beginners and experts alike have found this plant to be a joy to own, as it grows efficiently without intense care requirements. Plus, no matter where you place it in your home, it will provide you with some bright, desirable colors!

Light CareLight Care

The Devil’s Ivy prefers bright, indirect light. Sometimes referred to as the “Solomon Islands Ivy,” this plant enjoys tropical conditions, including the indirect light that it would experience in its natural habitats.

When exposed to bright, direct light, the Devil’s Ivy’s leaves could potentially be burnt, and the plant’s overall health could suffer. Similarly, low light conditions can cause your plant’s growth to be stunted, and its overall health could become diminished as well.

Water CareWater Care

Water your Devil’s Ivy on a weekly basis, and make sure that the top 1 - 2 inches of soil are dry before re-watering. As is the case with many similar ivy species, this “Golden Pothos” should be watered more in the summer and less in the winter months, when its soil should be drier than normal.

To check the water levels of your plant’s soil, place a water meter several inches into the soil, where it will give you an accurate indication. If you do not own a water meter, stick one finger knuckle-deep into the soil. At this depth, you will be able to accurately account for the soil’s level of moistness.

Food GuideFood Guide

To provide your “Hunter’s Robe” with the greatest possible conditions, provide it with soil that drains well and is mixed with beneficial organic materials, such as sand and pumice. Well-draining soil helps your plant get rid of unnecessary water, which could otherwise harm your plant’s livelihood.

This plant doesn’t require much feeding. Once a month during the growing season, fertilize your ivy arum using a diluted household fertilizer. Do not feed during the winter months, when the plant is in a dormant state.

Staff Holy Grail Pro-Tip:

Devil’s Ivy is most recognizable due to the speckled yellow and white accents found on its foliage. While beautiful, the vibrance of these accents is often directly connected to the amount of light that the plant receives. Provide your plant with a source of consistently bright, indirect light in order for it to produce the most elegant color patterns possible!