Devil's Ivy Care Guide

Also known as the Epipremnum aureum. The golden pothos is native to the Solomon Islands, Polynesian Islands and South East Asia. 


The Devil's Ivy is very easy going. He will be happy in the sun and shade. To keep his variegation, place him in bright indirect light. The Devil's Ivy will also tolerate lower lighting conditions which makes him an excellent winter houseplant. Lighting-wise The Devil's Ivy pairs perfectly with a Peace Lily and Lucy The Money Plant


Check your Devil's Ivy soil once every week and only water when the first two inches of soil are dry. The Pothos would prefer to dry out a little before his next watering. He is a drought tolerant houseplant and will forgive the forgetful waterer. In the winter the Pothos may only need watering twice a month. Grab our stylish silver and white watering can to help keep your Devil's Ivy hydrated along with your other houseplants. 


The Pothos prefers a humid environment. Regular misting or using a humidifier will help your Devil's Ivy foliage stay hydrated. Find out how to increase humidity in your home for your houseplants here.


The perfect indoor temperature for the Devil's Ivy is between 15-29 ºC as long as the indoor temperature doesn't dip lower than 15°C the Devil's Ivy will be happy.


Fertilise your Devil's Ivy every 2 weeks with our vegan organic fertiliser or our fortifying houseplant fertiliser. Only fertilise your Devil's Ivy between the months of March-September. Do not fertilise your Pothos in the winter months. 


The Devil's Ivy is a fast grower and may need to be repotted once every 12-18 months. Look for signs that he has outgrown his nursery pot by checking for roots sticking out of his drainage holes. Check out our incredible peat free potting mix.


 Crispy brown edges - The leaf tips may turn brown/crispy if the air is too dry. Place your Devil's Ivy next to a humidifier or find out how you can increase humidity here. Be sure to keep your Pothos away from any radiators that could dry out his foliage further.


 Lower yellow leaves - In most cases this is completely normal just like most houseplants. The lower leaves may turn yellow and fall off when the Devil's Ivy is trying to push through new growth.  


 Yellow leaves -  There are a few reasons that the Devil's Ivy leaves could turn yellow. One of the main reasons is caused by overwatering. Feel the soil before watering, to make sure the first 2 inches are completely dry before watering again. Another common reason is that the houseplant is getting too much sunlight. The Pothos can tolerate low and bright light but not direct sunlight. Direct light may burn his leaves.


Top tip 1: The Devil's Ivy, one of the easiest and most popular houseplants to be propagated. Check out our pruning and propagation blog for more information. Propagating season is March-September.

Top tip 2: To keep the Devil's Ivy variegation, keep him in brighter light.

Top tip 3: Use our beautifying leaf shine on your Devil's Ivy leaves to keep the foliage vibrant and healthy.

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