Devil’s Ivy Plant - Araceae Epipremrium Aureum.

What You Need to Know About the Devil’s Ivy Plant – Araceae Epipremrium Aureum

The angular stems of this woody vine from the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, which is also known as devil’s ivy or golden pothos, can be trained to climb up a moist moss pole or cascade down from a high planter or hanging basket. They are striped with yellow or white, and have aerial roots. The heart-shaped leaves are large — 6—12 in. (15—30 cm) long — and are green with yellow or white stripes.

Good varieties include: E.a. ‘Marble Queen’ with white leafstalks bearing green leaves streaked white and moss-green, and white stems streaked with green, and E.a. ‘Tricolor’ which has leaves boldly variegated with white and off-white stems and leafstalks.

Size: Height 5 ft. (1.5 m) or more. Light Indirect sunlight.

Temperature: Keep warm; minimum 65°F (18°C).

Moisture: Keep moist from spring to fall. In winter, apply only enough water to prevent the soil from drying out.

Feeding: Provide standard liquid fertilizer every two weeks from spring to summer.

Propagation: Take tip cuttings, 4 in. (10 cm) long, in spring or early summer.

Special needs: To maintain high humidity, place the pot on a tray of moist pebbles. Over-watering will cause root rot, and drafts will damage the foliage. Too little light will eventually make the leaf colors revert to green.