Growing guide

How to grow epipremnum

Epipremnum, or devil’s ivy, is an easy-to-grow houseplant that thrives in a wide range of conditions, so is ideal for beginners. Lush and leafy, with long trailing or climbing stems, it’s great for greening up any living space.

Quick facts

  • Evergreen, heart-shaped leaves, usually speckled with white or yellow

  • Long stems that trail attractively from a hanging planter or shelf

  • Can also be grown as climbers, usually up a moss-covered pole

  • Likes bright light but not direct sun, and can tolerate some shade

  • Easy and low maintenance, but avoid overwatering

  • Wear gloves when handling and keep plants away from children and pets

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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