Devils Ivy

Hands down, Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) is the best indoor plant ever! Why? Well, this tough trailing plant will grow virtually anywhere - from hanging baskets to troughs or even cuttings placed in a glass vase. It can handle dimly lit rooms and will forgive you for the times you forget to water – seriously, what’s not to love? 


How to grow devil's ivy in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide. Position in a well-lit spot indoors that's protected from direct sunlight. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  2. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots. Give the foliage a light prune to encourage new shoots.
  3. Position in middle of pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  4. Water when the potting mix is dry – insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, water and if it feels moist, leave watering for a few more days. 
  5. Feed fortnightly during spring and autumn with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food and Yates thrive Indoor Plants & Ferns Dripper which feeds for 4 weeks. 

     

Growing tips

  • Trim back vines to keep it in shape or if you prefer, use wall hooks to drape the vines along the wall.  

  • Prune and take cuttings in the spring and summer – place them in glass jars filled with water to encourage rooting. 

  • Re-pot every couple of years to help keep the plant happy and healthy. 


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Common Problems and Solutions

Scale: Small hardshelled insects gathered on the stems and leaves - normally along the leaf veins.

Solution: Yates Rose Gun Advanced.

Mealy Bugs: Cotton wool like appearance, small insects that often gather in the leaf axils.

Solution: Natures Way Vegie and Herb Spray

Aphids: New leaves distorted and yellow, foliage and stems covered in sooty mould, insects crowded on young leaves and shoots.

Solution: Yates Rose Gun Advanced

Black spot: Large sunken spots on the leaves.

Solution: Avoid wetting the foliage by watering the potting mix direct. Remove affected foliage and bin.