Hanging Vine with Variegated Heart-Shaped Foliage
|Botanical Name:||Epipremnum Aureum|
|Common Name:||Devil’s Ivy, Golden Pothos|
|Light:||Medium-light but not direct sunlight|
|Watering:||Water when the compost is starting to dry out|
|Feeding:||Once per month in the growing season|
|Humidity:||Regular misting keeps it in tip-top shape|
Diameter: 20-30 cm
Plant ID: 11843 W 4view this plant size >
Plant shape: Hanging Plant
Diameter: 40-60 cm
Plant ID: 11844 4view this plant size >
Plant shape: Hanging Plant
Diameter: 30-40 cm
Plant ID: 11478 4view this plant size >
Epipremnum Aureum is an evergreen hanging or trailing vine originating from the Solomon Islands. In the wild, it climbs tree trunks or trails from branches in the shade. Its love of shade has given it the alarming name Devil’s Ivy, though it’s also called the more reassuring Golden Pothos for its sleek light green leaves with yellow variegation.
The foliage is heart-shaped and is one of the best at absorbing formaldehyde from the air – formaldehyde is used a lot on home furnishing.
Devil’s Ivy is very popular and rightly so because it’s graceful, charming, and very low maintenance. It’ll grow in a pot and dangle from a shelf, cascade from a hanging basket in your bathroom, or climb a pole. It tolerates low light and drought so it’s the perfect choice for busy households and beginner plant wranglers.
How To Water And Feed a Epipremnum Aureum
Check Golden Pothos each week and when the soil is dry down to a few centimetres soak it in the sink and allow the roots to drain freely. Sitting in a saucer of water will lead to root rot.
A weak feed of houseplant fertiliser each month in the spring and summer will help it grow to its maximum length of 20 metres (keep it smaller with a sharp pair of scissors!)
Misting each week is very welcome because it’s a rainforest plant that enjoys humidity and the water will remove dust build-up allowing it to absorb more light and air pollution.
How Much Light Does A Epipremnum Aureum Need?
Devil’s Ivy enjoys shade but not total darkness as its name suggests. It does best in shade or bright indirect light but do ensure it’s not in direct sunlight which will scorch the leaves.
Where To Put Epipremnum Aureum
Train it up a wall with coat hooks or trellis for an unusual statement piece, a hanging basket in the bathroom, or in a pot on the bedside table – or maybe all of these places because you’ll want more of these easy-care beautiful vines once you start.
Golden Pothos is pretty versatile because it will grow up or cascade down. It’s a great plant for interior designers to play with so long as it’s kept out of direct sunlight and radiator heat.