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How to care for devil's ivy

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How to care for devil's ivy

Commonly known as devil's ivy or golden pothos, we refer to a house plant from the Araceae family. Their use is essentially as a decorative element in the home, shopping malls, offices, etc. It is a very attractive plant with showy yellow and green leaves in a heart-like shape. In this article we will share some simple tips on on how to care for devil's ivy.

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If you do not yet have a devil's ivy plant to care for it is sufficient to take a cutting of about 15-20 centimeters and keep it for a few days in water, until it grows some small roots. Even though, some people put the cutting directly in a pot with soil. I prefer it in the water, but you can have it either way. Devil's ivy likes to grow tangled and climbing, so it would be advisable to place a small log in the pot or stick that will allow it to climb.


Once we have our devil's ivy in the pot, you must find a good place for it. They do not receive direct sunlight well but love bright places, so you have to find bright area for your plant that does not have direct sunlight.


Regarding temperature, it prefers to be inside the house but you should have it avoid very low or very high temperatures. The ideal temperature is between 10 and 25 degrees celsius (between 60 and 75 degrees farenheit).


As for watering, this should be moderate: it is good to water the plant every 10 days in winter and in summer every 5 days. If we water in excess its leaves will begin to turn brown.


Notably, the devil's ivy likes humid environments. To achieve this atmosphere, we can do so by placing a saucer under the pot with some stones or by using a spray on the leaves.


Repotting will take place once a year and preferably during springtime. You should cut some of the longest stems if you don't want it to grow any larger and make sure to plant it in a similar sized pot.


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  • Avoid changing the devil's ivy pot a lot. Not before every two years.
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