Rooting a Devils Ivy Plant in a Mason Jar

With a name like Devils Ivy is it any wonder this plant is hard to kill? Thriving in low light & neglect, along with pointed leaves & serpentine-like vines, makes it apparent (to me at least) where it gets it's name. Somehow it even looks malevolent perched atop my windowsill. But those attributes that likely helped garner it's name are just the things that make it ideal for most of us to grow in low light spaces. And, it's included on NASA's list of 27 best air filtering plants to oxygenate and clean toxins from the air.

Growing It In a Jar Is Simple

Getting it to grow in a jar of water is easy. All you do is clip a short vine off a plant (About 8 to 12 inches). Strip off any leaves from the vine clipping that would be under water in the jar. Then put the stem into your jar of water and give it some light. A windowsill is ideal. Roots will start shooting out from the vine in a matter of days. The plant can live like this for a very long time in the water. Feel free to pot it in soil once the roots have developed a bit if you like.
For any one that's curious, Devil's Ivy scientific name:  Epipremnum aureum.

Of all the plants I've grown this way, the Devil's Ivy seems to be easiest. But there's a lot that aren't too hard. I've grown several: Swedish Ivy, Spider plants, Avacado trees, and begonias. Have you? Any that are good to try? Let me know.


  1. Thank you for the information. It showed me just what I needed to know.

    I have a couple of starts a friend gave me, and I didn't know how to get them to root.

    I'm going to soak them in water to get roots established, then transplant to potting soil.


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