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We are delighted to announce that after 17 years, efig is rebranding. As of 22 January 2018 we are known as the Plants at Work  Ltd - plants@work 
 
The reason for this change is to make our association more relevant. plants@work says exactly what and who we are and clearly states what our main aim is, to supply businesses with first class interior planting to improve their workplaces aesthetically and for wellbeing.
 
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The story of Devil’s Ivy

on Wednesday, 01 August 2018. Posted in News

Hanging, climbing - Devil’s Ivy, also known as Scindapsus, can grow in all directions. This houseplant stands out thanks to its heart-shaped satiny leaves with silver, pale green, yellow or whitish spots, or a flame pattern. It’s also a reliable companion: if looked after well, this domestic wonder can grow very old and remain beautiful.

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The plant also gives something back in return for your loving care: according to the NASA Clean Air Study, Devil’s Ivy is one of the plants that is good at improving the air quality in your home.

Origin
Devil’s Ivy is a member of the Araceae family and grows in south-east Asia, Indonesia and on the Solomon Islands. In tropical rainforests it prefers to climb up trees.

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What to look for when buying Devil’s Ivy
• Devil’s Ivy is sold as a climbing and hanging plant. In both cases it’s important to check that the length and thickness of the plant is in proportion to the plant.
• It should be nice and round on all sides and have an even distribution of leaves. As a hanging plant, the tendrils must be so long that they are already hanging down the side of the pot.
• Brown spots on the leaf indicate too much moisture during shipping and storage.
• The temperature must be at least 12°C or higher during shipping and storage. At lower temperatures Devil’s Ivy should be protected against the cold by being wrapped up.

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Range
The Devil’s Ivy range is fairly limited. The best-known form has green leaves with pale green or yellow patterns. ‘Argyraeus’ has small grey spots, ‘Trebie’ has coarser leaves and have more grey marbling. The ‘Silvery Ann’ cultivar has more soft grey in the leaves.

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What to consider when using Devil's Ivy in installations 
• Devil’s Ivy enjoys a light spot, but preferably not in direct sunlight or a draught.
• The paler the leaves, the more light the plant needs.
• The soil can be moderately damp, but do not have the roots standing in water if possible.
• Some plant food once a month will maintain Devil’s Ivy’s growth.
• The plant loves to be misted with a plant spray.
• If the tendrils grow too long, they can simply be cut back.

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