Get the lowdown on growing Devil’s Ivy

Devil’s Ivy.
Devil’s Ivy.

YOU have probably seen those glorious shots on Instagram of Devil’s Ivy cascading down ridiculously cool bookshelves.

The good news is, this look is easily achieved as the hardy houseplant grows virtually anywhere and needs little care.

Try it in a vintage planter, hanging basket or trough or even grow it from cuttings placed in a glass vase.

According to the Yates team, this trailing wonder can handle dimly lit rooms and limited water.

Angie from Yates gives us the Devil’s Ivy lowdown.

 

Great For – Anyone who struggles to grow plants and those looking to revamp a room with a homely feel.

Position – Grows in low or high light, including direct sunlight, as long as it gets sufficient water.

Water – Allow potting mix to dry between watering.

Soil – Good quality potting mix.

When To Grow – All year round.

 

How To Grow

Step 1: Choose a pot at least 300mm wide. Position in a well-lit spot indoors or a sheltered spot out of the hot afternoon sun in a patio area. Fill with quality potting mix.

Step 2: Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots. Give the foliage a light prune to encourage new shoots.

Step 3: Position in middle of pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.

Step 4: Water when the potting mix is dry – insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, water and if it’s moist, don’t water.

Step 5: Feed fortnightly during spring and summer with houseplant liquid plant food.

 

Growing Tips

Trim back vines to keep it in shape or use wall hooks to drape the vines along the wall.

Prune and take cuttings in the spring and summer – place them in glass jars filled with water to encourage rooting.

Re-pot every couple of years to help keep the plant happy and healthy.

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