Also called the devil’s vine or devil’s ivy is called so because it is almost impossible to kill it. It has no special water, soil or sunlight requirements.
It is one of the most headstrong plants that do not require extra care and also look beautiful both indoors and outdoors.
Grow it any way you like
Its heart-shaped leaves stay green throughout the year and are splashed with a bit of gold.
They are amazing and calming to look at. Its trailing stem allows you to grow the plant any way you like.
You can keep it in a pot or make it a hanging plant to add a touch of nature to your room. Its stems can grow up to 8 ft, making it ideal as a hanging plant. When outdoors, you can lead its stems anyway you want with the help of a support.
Devil’s ivy is also an effective air purifier. It can clean air of carbon monoxide, benzene, and carbon dioxide in your room’s air.
It is very easy to propagate and maintain. To get grow a new Devil’s Ivy, simply cut off a 6-inch stem and plant it in moderately fertilized soil. Your new plant will do well with just some hours if indirect sunlight. It can also grow under fluorescent light.
Although the plant survives winter, it grows best in spring at temperatures above 15-degree celsius (15 F).
For the believers of Feng Shui
According to Feng Shui experts, Devil’s Ivy removes negative energy from this room it is kept in. It can help improve your quality of sleep and relieve stress. All this is in line with the fact that it purifies the air, and hence gives these benefits.
How to Grow Devil’s Ivy
Devil’s Ivy is a little-maintenance decorative plant that grows well in both shade and sun. You don’t need particular dry or wet soil for it. Just water it when you find the soil dry.
For best results, let your plant get few hours of direct sunlight and do not let its soil go dry. With these conditions, you will find its leaves much healthier, glossy, bright and with brilliant shades of golden.
With the right conditions, it will also grow more foliage.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Devil’s Ivy is safe to touch but is toxic if eaten. So keep your kids and pets away from it.
- Where there are plants, there is dirt. Know that if you keep the plant indoors, a little bit of dirt can spill on your floor while watering or taking care of the plant.
This is why I like to keep this plant outdoors. I have made a tower filled with dry organic waste for my Devil’s Ivy to extract nutrition from.
Due to this, my plant has large leaves and healthy colors. I love it!