Epipremnum pinnatum care guide

In this guide you'll learn: How to care for your Epipremnum pinnatum plant and
answers to FAQs to keep your plant happy

Epipremnum pinnatum is an exquisite, vine-like plant native to the tropical islands of Southeast and East Asia. It is an attractive, hardy plant and for many, an item of wonder due to its incredible beauty. The evergreen Epipremnum pinnatum, commonly called devil’s ivy, is one of the few plants that successfully grow with poor light levels and is prized for its adaptability and hardiness.

Devil’s ivy is an evergreen, vine-like plant that thrives in humid tropical environments. Its deep green leaves are variegated with creamy yellow patches and have heart-shaped foliage. With their delicate, glossy coats, they stand out against any backdrop. This is why the Epipremnum pinnatum is so desired by interior designers, who use it to add an eye-catching splash of green to almost any setting.

It is texturally interesting and its lush leaves can reach lengths of over 1 meter (3ft) and have a waxy texture.

Epipremnum pinnatum is a rare species and has become the centerpiece for many homes and spaces worldwide. It is the perfect choice for any plant parent who is looking for an easy-care, eye-catching houseplant to add character and beauty to their home.

Tips For Nurturing Your Epipremnum Pinnatum:


The Epipremnum pinnatum is known to thrive best if it is grown in medium, indirect light; however, it can tolerate some lower light levels so long as temperatures remain moderate. Avoid a spot that is too bright, as this can cause the foliage to become scorched and yellow.


This plant enjoys temperatures between 21 – 27°C (70 – 80°F); anything above or below these ranges can cause stress to the plant. Note that these temperatures can cause the plant’s foliage to look less vivid, so adjust the temperature to complete the full colouration of the leaves.

Soil Type and Drainage

For best results, choose a well-draining soil to pot your Epipremnum pinnatum in. A good mix is two parts of regular potting soil to one part of perlite.


Given that this plant is native to a tropical habitat, it will thrive if you can provide it with a humid atmosphere. Mist the leaves occasionally for best results and keep the atmosphere in the room moist by using a humidifier.


When it comes to watering your Epipremnum pinnatum, make sure to keep the soil moist. Do not overwater your plant, as this can cause root rot. If you are unsure about when to water your plant, insert your finger into the soil and see if it is dry. The soil should be damp but not soggy.


The Epipremnum pinnatum is considered to be toxic to both people and animals if ingested, so it’s important to keep it out of reach.


Fertilise your plant regularly with a balanced, liquid houseplant fertiliser. Follow the instructions on the packaging to avoid over-fertilizing your plant, as this can cause harm to the roots.

Troubleshooting Pests, Diseases and Common Problems

Your Epipremnum pinnatum can be prone to aphids, scale, mealybugs and other pests, so it’s important to check the leaves regularly for any signs of infestations. If you see any pests, use an insecticidal soap to get rid of them. Keep in mind that if your plant does come under attack from pests or diseases, it could be due to an imbalance in the environment. Altering the light, temperature or humidity levels of your plants can help to prevent potential issues before they occur.


The Epipremnum pinnatum is easy to propagate and can easily be done through stem cutting. Take a cutting of a healthy stem with at least four leaves on it and place it in a jar of water. Place the jar on a sunny windowsill and wait for the roots to form before planting.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the Epipremnum pinnatum is a stunning, eye-catching addition to any home or office. Its glossy leaves create a beautiful, lush display of variegated green with patches of yellow. Growing an Epipremnum pinnatum is a wonderful and rewarding experience for any plant parent, as it is not only easy to care for but also very adaptable and hardy. If you are an avid indoor gardener looking for an interesting, beautiful, and rare houseplant to add to your collection of plants, then look no further than the Epipremnum pinnatum!

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A passionate plant lover and houseplant connoisseur with a rich family background in horticulture. With experience in plant nurseries and garden centers, Jonathan has cultivated a diverse collection of leafy friends and explored native flora on adventures such as trips to South America. His mission is to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for plants, creating a greener and happier world for all.

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