Devils Ivy is one of the most popular hanging plants. It’s named for its ferocious growth and bounce-back ability from the worst conditions. Also known as Golden Pothos and originating from the French Polynesian Islands, it can really help turn your home into a tropical paradise.
How To Care For Devils Ivy
Let Devils Ivy dry between watering. You really dont want to encourage root-rot with this hanging plant. If placed in a spot that gets more sunlight keep a closer eye on it during spring and summer – watering once every other week as a guide. Reducing to once per month during winter. As always, check the soil first with your finger as the best way to test.
Devils ivy is a climbing plant and is used to ascending from the dappled light of the floor. Don’t put this plant in direct sunlight as this can cause sunburn. Look for a brightly lit spot just out of reach of direct sun for optimum growth.
Golden Pothos is fine in room humidity environment. You can treat to a mist every now and again during winter when you’ve got the heating on, but don’t go overboard as you could invite mould / mildew.
This ivy likes well-drained soil. Provide houseplant mix with added sand, grit, perlite or vermiculite for added drainage.
You can use houseplant feed fortnightly in spring and summer for your Golden Pothos but it’s really not necessary. As the name suggests this ivy will grow whatever the weather (from the depths of hell – only joking).
Keep an eye out for mealybugs, spider mite, scale and thrips, which can live in the cubbyholes and undersides of the leaves. If you do spot some, give it a wash off in the shower or use a damp cloth to try and remove all pests as best you can.
A super easy plant to propogate – cut 1cm either side of a node and place in water till secondary roots develop and then pot on in soil. If your Devil’s Ivy has outgrown it’s current pot, we recommend repotting in a larger pot using the recommended soil mixture listed above.
About Devils Ivy
Devils Ivy is one of the most popular indoor hanging plants. It’s named for its ferocious growth and bounce-back ability from the worst conditions. Also known as Golden Pothos and originating from the French Polynesian Islands, it can really help turn your home into a tropical paradise.
Listed in our top 10 unkillable houseplants, it gets the green light for all those not so green-fingered growers out there. Our Golden Pothos comes with its own plastic hanging basket so you can immediately decorate your home with beautiful climbing plants.
Generally Pothos like indirect sunlight, but they can still thrive in places without as much sunlight making them much more shade liking than other houseplants.
Read our full devils ivy care guide, or see the RHS guide here.
Devils Ivy Toxicity
Devils Ivy is toxic to humans and pets, as it contains calcium oxalate crystals. These crystals can cause burning and swelling of the lips, tongue and throat and it can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.
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