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Friday, May 8, 2009

Devil's Ivy - Epipremnum aureum

I was intending to get another good sets of the pictures
from the Elephant Ear Valley and found this on the roadside.

Someone had cut all of them from the top and these are fallen piece.
I had taken all the small pieces and had distributed all of them to my office mates.
(all gone in few seconds as each took about 3 - 4 shoots)
Its truly a classic money plant as many people here admire & love this plant.

Its easy to take care as it has low maintenance.
Very good for beginners who want to venture into gardening.

These are the shots taken above me

Some information from wikipedia:
Epipremnum aureum, also known as the Pothos
(once classified under the genus Pothos),
Silver Vine, Money Plant, Centipede tongavine,
Devil's Ivy and Solomon Islands' Ivy,
is an aroid native to southeastern Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia) and New Guinea.

It is sometimes mistakenly labeled as a Philodendron in plant stores.

It is a liana growing to 20 m tall, with stems up to 4 cm diameter,
climbing by means of aerial roots which hook over tree branches.
The leaves are evergreen, alternate, heart-shaped, entire on juvenile plants,
but irregularly pinnatifid on mature plants, up to 100 cm long and 45 cm broad
(juvenile leaves much smaller, typically under 20 cm long).

Said to have flowers but I not yet seen one.
I guess the philodendron types are the ones with the flowers.
If these vines do not have yellow or white spots it may
considered as Parlor Ivy or Heartleaf philodendron.

Marble Queen Pothos are very much sought after
(they have white shades/spots on the leaves)
its not easy to grow this ivy as it very slow compared to the gold ones.
And they can easy die without any reason whatsoever.

the Bird nest fern is visible - growing together with this Gold pothos.

I notice some weeping fig growing from the retaining wall.
May write about it soon.


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James David said...

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