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Epipremnum aureum “Devil’s Ivy”

Latin name

Epipremnum aureum


(“ep-pee-PREM-num OR-ree-um”)

Common name

Golden Pothos


Solomon Islands

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Devil’s Ivy, also known as Epipremnum aureum, Scindapsus, or even Golden Pothos, is a popular houseplant that is perfect as a climbing plant or as a hanging plant. Devils Ivy can tolerate all but the darkest of conditions in your home and this plant is quite tolerant of drier conditions despite its origins in the humid tropics.

This climbing plant, resembling Philodendron scandens, has large, glossy leaves arranged alternately along the length of its stem. In some varieties, such as ‘Marble Queen’, the leaves are highly variegated. Devil’s Ivy produces adventitious roots along the length of its stem to help it grip to its support. In the wild, it can grow up to 12 m tall. The small arum-like flowers are never produced on indoor plants. Some modern varieties have very large leaves and make good specimens when trained around a moss pole. Smaller plants can be grown so that the foliage hangs down from the edge of the pot, and are ideal for plants kept up high. The name Epipremnum means upon the trunk, referring to the way the plant climbs up the trunks of supporting trees. Aureum refers to the plant’s golden colour, which is why the plant is sometimes called Golden Pothos.

All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant



Tolerates all but the darkest of conditions.


Despite its origins in the humid tropics, this plant is quite tolerant of drier conditions. The occasional misting with tepid water is also beneficial


The tips of the stems can be removed to encourage more bushy growth


Add dilute fertilizer to the water every time you water the plant

Pest & Diseases

Mealybugs can be a problem, so keep an eye open for them and remove when they are seen

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