Plant Care Ivy Arum

Ivy Arum

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About Ivy Arum

Feng shui experts say placing golden pothos in sharp corners or angles in your home can reduce anxiety and stress. 😌

A NASA/ALCA study on the use of common plants for indoor air purification also labeled golden pothos—along with Philodendron and spider plants—as the most effective in removing formaldehyde from the air. 💨

Taxonomy

Epipremnum aureum
Epipremnum
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Golden Pothos, Golden Pothos, Devil's Ivy, Ceylon Creeper, Hunter's Robe, Money Plant, Silver Vine, Solomon Islands Ivy, Taro Vine, Devil's Vine, Centipede Tongavine, Variegated Neon Pothos, Pothos 'Scrambled Egg' sport, Giant Hawaiian Pothos and Lizard Queen Pothos

How to care for Ivy Arum

💦 Water

How often to water your Ivy Arum

Water needs for Ivy Arum
0.5 cups
every 9

Ivy Arum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ivy Arum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Golden Pothos in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ivy Arum: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Ivy Arum can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ivy Arum in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Ivy Arum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ivy Arum: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ivy Arum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Ivy Arum is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Golden Pothos →


💦 Water Needs

Ivy Arum prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Golden Pothos Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Ivy Arum can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Golden Pothos Light Requirements →

Golden Pothos Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Ivy Arum is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Golden Pothos Toxicity to Dogs →

Golden Pothos Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Ivy Arum doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Golden Pothos Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Ivy Arum does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Golden Pothos →

When and How to Successfully Repot Golden Pothos →


💩 Fertilizer

Ivy Arum should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Golden Pothos →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Ivy Arum to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Ivy Arum is native to tropical China through Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.


🌸 Flowers

Ivy Arum does not flower.

Golden Pothos Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Ivy Arum is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Golden Pothos →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Ivy Arum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Golden Pothos Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Ivy Arum can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Golden Pothos →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Ivy Arum, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Ivy Arum

Ivy Arum

Ivy Arum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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Ivy Arum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1687
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@Amy
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globe Berwyn, PA
04/02/2023

Wet east to grow (I have killed other “east to grow plants but my pothos is still growing strong).

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04/19/2022

Very easy to grow and they look really cool! I’m a beginner and I did really well with them

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04/09/2022

-grows SUPER quickly in bright light
-low light tolerant

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04/03/2022

Great first plant!!!

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03/29/2022

Easy to take care n brighten a room when growing and makes u smile see how it’s growing

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03/28/2022

It’s really nice, idk what else to say other than it’s very easy to take care of :)

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globe Bridgeton, MO
03/25/2022

I got Flouis as a house warming gift so she’s still fairly new but she’s looking like she’s loving her home so far 💕

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leaf-1 43 Plants
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03/25/2022

One of the easiest plant to start with for me:)

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globe Los Angeles, CA
03/21/2022

Golden pothos was one of my first houseplants. It’s still thriving to this day!! You can have it trail down or you can train it to climb up!!

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globe Roseville, CA
03/16/2022

Good first houseplant. Can practically watch it grown. Isn’t too picky with light or watering, and works great with any decor.

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globe Walla Walla, WA
03/16/2022

Easy to take care of, looks stunning, and can have beautiful vines!🪴🌿👌😁💚

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globe Goodyear, AZ
03/15/2022

An easy care plant that doesn’t require much, but keeps on giving!!

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globe Johnston, RI
03/14/2022

Big

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globe Modesto, CA
03/14/2022

I love mines

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globe Alexandria, VA
03/13/2022

This plant is straight up impossible to kill

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03/12/2022

Handles neglect, no need for direct sun

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globe Kailua, HI
03/07/2022

this plant was given mealybugs from a neighboring plant but was one of 2 plants which were able to recover from the infestation and come back inside ! it’s pretty durable and forgiving if you forget to water it for a week or so. this plant has been great overall :))

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globe Marshville, NC
03/06/2022

Love Goldie. The color is beautiful

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globe Roseville, CA
03/05/2022

Mine loves lots of sun, and to be soaked once top soil 2” dry. 😁

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leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe Edgware, England
02/27/2022

she is my queen literally obsessed with her she never dies 🙏🙏 which is great because i literally never water her ever

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