The next time you admire a Devil's Ivy plant -- also known as Epipremnum aureum -- at your friend's house, ask to borrow a few shoots. That's all you'll need to start your own plant. Devil's Ivy is an easy plant to propagate from shoots. Train this plant to crawl up a pillar or trail along a counter.
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Borrow a few of your friends stems to start your own Devil's Ivy. It's a very simple plant to reproduce by cutting 15 cm (6 inch) shoots and planting several in a pot of sandy soil.
Grow your Devil's Ivy in bright, indirect sunlight. Move the plant depending on the season to produce the most vibrant leaves.
Keep the temperatures up. While the plant will tolerate cooler temperatures, it prospers in warmer environments.
Water the Devil's Ivy after its soil has completely dried out from the previous watering. Be sure to give it a lot of water each time.
Hang the Devil's Ivy from a basket, or train it to climb up a wall or pillar. The plant can be coaxed upwards by placing shoots around a pole.
Tips and warnings
- Clean foliage monthly by wiping with a damp cloth.
- Mist often to keep the plant humid.
- To train upwards, tie shoots to a pole until they have grown and stay in place on their own.
- Don't keep the plant around pets or children. It is toxic if ingested.
- Avoid placing the Devil's Ivy in cool areas.
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