Devil's ivy

Devils' Ivy; Epipremnum aureum; Ceylon creeper; Golden Pothos

Why we love Rapunzel

She is the perfect houseplant. She’ll live in almost any light conditions and looks spectacular.

Most light conditions
Almost unkillable
The patch promise

If you notice any stems are looking a bit sad, she’s really easy to prune. Just use clean scissors to cut her back and you’ll encourage healthy new growth.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Epipremnum aureum


Devil’s ivy; Ceylon creeper; Golden pothos

Plant type

Evergreen vine; indoor

Air purifying?


Plant height (including pot)


Pet/baby safe?

Toxic if consumed

Nursery pot size


About Devil's ivy

Devil’s ivy, golden pothos, ceylon creeper, hunter’s robe, or as we call it, Rapunzel. It has so many names because it's one of the most popular houseplants in the world. There are two reasons for that. 1) It's extremely versatile. It's a fantastic hanging plant, looks great on a shelf or mantelpiece, or can even be trained up a wall. 2) It's incredibly easy to care for. We recommend our 16cm clay pots as the best fit.

In the wild, devil's ivy is usually found in forests in south-east Asia. It grows up the trunks of large trees, happily living in quite deep shade. That's how it gets its name, devil's ivy, because it's a friend of the darkness.

As an indoor plant, its needs are simple. It manages in almost any light conditions, needs infrequent watering and generally just gets on with things. It will appreciate a feed with liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer.

This is an ideal beginner’s plant that gives impressive results with very little work from you.

Did you know?

In the wild, they can reach up to 20-metres tall, so there’s a growing challenge for you.

Need a pot? Fits great in: