How to Care for Your Devil's Ivy?

November 19, 2021

Are you looking for a plant that is easy to care for, can grow in low light, and purifies the air? If so, the devil's Ivy may be the perfect plant for you.

Devil's Ivy, the Golden Pothos, has become the must-have plant in a houseplant collection, not just because they are simple to grow but also because you can curve and train their vines to surround the inside of your home.

Devil's Ivy is a fast-growing, easy-to-care-for houseplant. It's an ideal choice for beginner gardeners or anyone looking for a low-maintenance plant. Devil's Ivy can tolerate low light and irregular watering, making it perfect for rooms that don't get a lot of natural sunlight.

Light Requirement of Devil's Ivy

It's important to note that the amount of light your plant gets will affect its growth. However, the best thing about the plant is that it adapts well to its surroundings.

Your Devil's Ivy will survive low light levels when planted inside, but strong, indirect sunshine will yield the greatest results. It can be a location next to a window with a sheer curtain covering it or a well-lit space that receives enough natural light.

Remember that variegated types will generate more variegation in stronger light, but direct sunlight is not advised because it might burn the delicate leaf.

Irrigation Requirement of Devil's Ivy

Keep the soil moist for optimal care but let the top layer of the potting mix dry out in between waterings. Generally, there won't be any harm done to your plant if you under-water it, therefore, it's always better to keep it too dry than too wet.

Hence, avoid overwatering.

Once you become familiar with the indications, you can utilise your prior knowledge to determine when to water a plant before it dehydrates and wilts.

Humidity Requirements of Devil's Ivy

Devil's Ivy prefers average humidity. However, there is no such need to raise the humidity level around your plant. But, if you have concerns about the same, then consider misting around the plant.

Pot Requirements of Devil's Ivy

Since Pothos do not like wet soil, thus your pot needs good drainage; yet most attractive indoor pots are built with no drainage holes to protect the surfaces of your home.

We suggest leaving your new plant in its nursery pot and placing it inside your ornamental pot.

Repot your plant approximately every two years into new potting soil and, if necessary, into a little larger nursery container.


  • Fertilise your Devil's Ivy during its active growing period.
  • Trim the stems of Devil's Ivy on a regular basis to keep it from taking over. This will maintain its full and bushy growth.
  • If you notice the leaves starting to turn yellow, this is a sign that the plant is getting too much direct sunlight. Move it to a spot with indirect light.
  • Also, by removing any damaged stems and dead or yellowing leaves, you can keep your Devil's Ivy looking stunning.
  • Brown leaves can indicate either too much or too little water. Check the soil before watering to see if it is dry or moist before making any adjustments 

That Plant Shop - A Perfect Online Nursery In Sydney

Devil's Ivy is a beautiful, low-maintenance plant that is perfect for those who want to add a touch of greenery to their home without having to put in too much effort.

And That Plant Shop will be more than happy to welcome you and meet our collection of indoor plants, including Devil's Ivy. To buy indoor plants online in Sydney, shop here.