• About Epipremnum

    The ideal place in the house for your Epipremnum

    The Epipremnum is a very flexible plant when it comes to light conditions and can thrive in different places in the house. In general, the Epipremnum prefers a place with bright , indirect light . But this houseplant also does well in the shade .

    If you place the plant in a place with brighter light, it will grow faster and have a fuller appearance . Avoid direct sunlight, especially in the afternoon hours, as this can burn the leaves.

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  • Features Epipremnum

    • Little thirst
    • Lots of indirect light
    • Air purifying
    • Toxic to pets

Care of the Epipremnum

Watering Epipremnum

Dragon ivy does not like too much water. Give the plant a small amount of water occasionally. The plant is allowed to dry out almost completely before you water it again. Are you in doubt? Then do not give water. Too much water can lead to root rot and damage your plant.

The frequency of watering depends on several factors: the size of the pot, the size of the plant, environmental conditions…

Tip : use a pot with drainage nets so that your Epipremnum can drain.

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Feeding dragon ivy

Epipremnum is a plant that does not require much feeding , but it may be useful to feed it occasionally to promote growth and health .

If you decide to feed your Epipremnum, it is best to use an organic houseplant food once or twice a year . Follow the directions on the package for the correct amount of nutrition and mix it with water before feeding it to the plant.

If you notice that the plant is growing slower than normal , it may be a sign that it needs some extra nutrition. Be careful not to overfeed the plant as this can harm the roots and damage the plant. Do not feed when the plant is stressed , such as when it has just been repotted or when environmental conditions change.

In general, the Epipremnum can survive well without food, as long as it gets enough light and water and is kept in good conditions.

Epipremnum cuttings

The Epipremnum is relatively easy to take from cuttings.

  1. Cut a stem from the parent plant. Cut away the leaves around the node.
  2. Fill a pot with moist potting soil and make a hole in the center. You can also put the cutting in water so you can see the roots growing.
  3. Place the cutting in the hole and cover it with soil. Make sure there are some leaves sticking out.
  4. Place the pot in a warm, bright place, but avoid direct sunlight.
  5. Keep the soil moist, but not too wet. It may take several weeks for the cutting to begin developing roots.
  6. Once the cutting has developed roots and shows new growth, it can be repotted into a larger pot or transplanted to its final location.

Pruning dragon ivy

Pruning an Epipremnum is an important step in keeping the plant healthy and attractive . It helps to stimulate growth and keep the plant in check so that it does not grow too large.

  1. Find the parts of the plant you want to prune. You can choose to prune the stems, leaves or aerial roots.
  2. Use clean, sharp pruning shears to prune the desired parts of the plant.
  3. If you remove part of the plant, make sure you have a clean cross-section. This helps to reduce the chance of infections.
  4. Be careful not to prune too much of the plant. It is better to prune small amounts regularly than large amounts at once.

It is not mandatory to prune your Epipremnum. At Dau we only prune to remove brown leaves.

Repot Epipremnum

Epipremnums have little need for repotting . They do not grow quickly and do not like to be in large pots. You should only repot your Epipremnum when the current pot is completely filled with roots and little to no soil remains.

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Is an Epipremnum Poisonous to Pets?

Yes, the Epipremnum is poisonous to people and pets . The sap of the plant contains crystals called oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation and pain if it comes into contact with the skin or mouth. In severe cases it can lead to swelling and breathing problems.

It is therefore important to wear gloves when pruning or repotting the plant and to ensure that children and pets cannot reach it. Place the plant in a safe place where it cannot be knocked over or eaten by pets. If you think your Epipremnum has been swallowed or has come into contact with the skin, contact a medical specialist or veterinarian immediately.

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