Devil's Ivy needing repotting

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    mfcc85 New Seed

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    Hi Gardeners,

    I'm new to this so the question might have an obvious answer to the majority here.

    I took my Devil's Ivy from the decorative pot and the empty space between pots is now full of roots.

    The nursery pot is 15cm and I've purchased a 16cm, a 18 cm and potting soil. Is it ok to cut the pot without damaging the roots and repot it or do I have to cut the roots and leave it like this?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Devil's ivy is a very tough plant. So it can take a lot of neglect and abuse.

    But of course, the more roots any plant has, the better.

    So I suggest that you cut the old pot without damaging any of the roots. Then re-pot in the largest size pot available.

    You will find more information in this thread. Where we talked about it extensively.

    https://www.gardenstew.com/threads/condolence-basket-of-plants.41882/#post-385346

    And this below is my own thread about propagating Devil's Ivy.

    https://www.gardenstew.com/threads/started-propagating-my-devils-ivy.41955/#post-386244
     
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    mfcc85 New Seed

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    Thank you so much!! I'll go with the 18cm then. I guess there's no need to add pebbles when repotting this one. Right?

    Cheers!
     
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    Devil's Ivy can even survive in water alone, (it starts rooting in water as well). So no need to do anything special, as it's a very tough plant.

    Only thing which can harm it, is direct sunlight for long periods. Otherwise it's practically indestructible! It is called "Devil's Ivy" for this reason - As it keeps on going on and on and on...

    In my part of the world however, it is called "The Money Plant". As it's vigorous growth (almost out of control growth in my hot and humid climate) is said to attract money.

    Just a silly myth if you ask me... Because there is also a stupid belief associated with it. That you have a steal a cutting of it from the home or garden of a wealthy person. Then plant it in your own home, for it to be effective when it comes to attracting money.

    Oh the things superstitious people can come up with sometimes...

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    It usually benefits to reduce the root size ! I cut mine back about 50% every couple of years and replant in larger pot ! Just keep it moist until te roots regenerate after pruning them !
     
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    S-H said...Oh the things superstitious people can come up with sometimes...
    Stay away from black cats! If one crosses your path at night then bad luck is coming your way. Other superstitions involving cats include, never cross a stream carrying a cat (also brings bad luck) and in Normandy seeing a tortoiseshell cat foretells your death in an accident.

    A real shame that one, I remember how at Barbie Keels Animal Sanctuary in the UK there was often an overload of Black Cats, not chosen for new homes because of the superstitions surrounding them.100% .codswallop...

    Interesting about the Devils Ivy...I need tough plants here....
     
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    Interesting stories fellow gardeners.

    I have a few more plants and looking to "adopt" a few more. I'm sure I'll need your help again.
     
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    I doubt if it will survive the European weather outside. As this is a heat loving tropical plant, which also enjoys a lot of humidity. So keep it indoors. Next to a window - Where it can get plenty of light, but no direct sunlight, (as direct sunlight will burn it).
     
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    Had one in the UK and it ended up all around the ceiling..was a Conservatory/Extention but all windows and a door.. off the lounge, weird because the terrain being a steep slope if you opened the door of the conservatory there was a about a metre and a half drop to the concrete..Whoever decided on that design should have be incarcerated...
    The plant though, I thought last evening was different...there will be other plants that I will come across. We lost a Monkey Puzzle Tree last year and it was only a couple of years in the ground... disappointing...
     
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    Yes, by all means, please do ask whatever is on your mind. We enjoy assisting each other in this way. The purpose of this forum is to learn and teach together. And have fun while doing it.

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