Plant Care Guide Epipremnum Aureum

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What is the Devil’s Ivy plant ?

The Epipremnum Aureum, also known as the “Ceylon Creeper,” “Hunter’s Robe” and “Solomon’s Island Ivy,” is a sturdy houseplant that can withstand all types of conditions. It produces oval leaves that are often green with various specks of golden yellow.

The Golden Pothos, as it is often called, does not require an especially rigorous care schedule, and when given the proper environment, it can grow rapidly. As a result, you will often see this ivy in the houses of plant-lovers across the world.

Light CareLight Care

The Devil’s Ivy prefers a source of bright, indirect light. While it can grow properly in spaces that receive lower light, its growth and overall health could ultimately be stunted or diminished. Similarly, when exposed to bright light, the plant can become unhealthy and discolored, causing it to lose the appearance that has led people to call it the “Silver Vine” and “Marble Queen.”

To achieve ideal light conditions, place your Ivy Arum at a short distance from a chosen window, or place it behind a transparent curtain that allows softer light to flow through.

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 most other ivy species, this plant is not especially needy, so you don’t need to worry about following an especially stringent watering schedule.

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

The perfect soil for the Devil’s Ivy is one that drains well and is combined with organic materials. Adding items such as sand or pumice to the mix will make your plant even happier, as they encourage even greater drainage. 

This plant is called the “Money Plant” for a good reason, and part of that has to do with its ability to save you money on fertilizer! Every few weeks during the growing season, lightly fertilize your plant using diluted houseplant fertilizer.

Staff Holy Grail Pro-Tip:

Light matters! Even though Devil’s Ivy is able to grow in low light conditions, avoid leaving it in highly shaded environments for long periods of time. This plant still loves sunlight, and its vibrant color patterns depend on light exposure. If possible, place it a few feet from a window or any other source of natural light in your home!