How To Propagate Devil's Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)

Devil's Ivy is such a fun and easy plant to propagate. All you need is a vessel, some water, a little bit of light and you're good to go. We go propagating crazy at PlantGirl. We love sending out these plants in the hope that you can eventually multiply them yourself!

Start With A Cutting

Cutting of Devil's Ivy

Grab yourself a cutting from a vine that has a bit of length to it and can afford a trim. Clip it underneath the leaf on an angle.

You should be able to notice the little bumps along the vines of your Ivy. These are called nodes, and they're your propagating friends. Make sure your cutting has at least three nodes for the best chance of growing some roots.

Water That Guy

Devil's Ivy cutting in water

Stick your cutting in a jar of water, using something clear so that you can watch the magic unfold. Try not to immerse the leaves in the water, just the stem and the nodes. A great place to sit the cutting is on a window sill or anywhere with some filtered light.

The amount of time it takes for the nodes to form roots really depends. In Summer this can happen in a matter of weeks! It can take longer in the colder months but as long as the leaves are still alive, there's no problem. Just be patient and remember to change the water every few days if you can.

It's Alive!

Devil's Ivy cutting growing roots

You will probably glance at your cutting one day to realise that the nodes have lengthened into roots. It's a good idea to keep them in the water for a little while longer to make sure they really establish. Once you have a few really strong looking roots, it's time to take the cutting out of the water and plant it in some soil.

It's as simple as that! If all goes successfully you will have a new Ivy plant beginning to grow and before you know it, you'll be able to propagate it all over again.

Want to propagate even more plants? Check out our other tips on how to propagate Succulents and Snake Plant (Sansevieria).

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