How to care for an Epipremnum

Easy going Epipremnum's. We love them. These plants are easy to take care of and they grow rapidly. They don't flower readily - in fact the last time one of them flowered in the wild was in 1964! True! Look it up! (We didn't believe it either).

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  • Moderate
  • Every other year
  • Low or medium light
  • Toxic
  • Nitrogen rich fertilizer (monthly)

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  • The Epipremnum pinnatum is commonly found in the tropical and subtropical parts of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. It has a lot of popular names, but two of the most common are marble queen (because the plant will stay green no matter the amount of light it receives) and and devil's ivy (because it is invasive in some regions and really hard to get rid of).
  • A great houseplant and a great purifying plant too. One of the best at removing toxins from the air, which is one reason people tend to have more than one in different areas of the house.
  • A common table plant, the Epiprenum is actually toxic, so you definitely will want to hang it somewhere your pet or child won't reach.
  • The Epiprenum needs moderate watering, meaning if you forget to water it every now and then it'll be ok, as long as the soil is not totally dry. Be more regular during the hot and dry seasons, but careful not to overwater it.
  • As one of its popular names hints at (see Origin section), the Epiprenum does not need a lot of light. Feel free to put it in full sun or under partial shade and it'll handle both well.
  • Not a lot of plant food needed here; every other month of feeding is fine. Give yours some fertilizer that is high in nitrogen, and diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Easy does it
  • The marble queen, specifically, is a slow grower. Which is good if you don't have a lot of space. The plant prefers to be root-bound in a small pot. Once it grows out of it, repot it to the next pot size.
  • Although it has no flowers, the marble queen produces long vines. Every other month, if necessary, cut them to keep your plant bushy.
  • It's uncommon for the marble queen to have anything more serious than thrips or mealybugs. Just take a little alcohol in a cotton ball and rub it gently on the plant. That will take care of any pests.

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