There's an old wife's tale in my country, that holds that the plant commonly known as devils ivy is a bringer of bad luck and more specifically, an 'ouster', something that will make you somehow leave your home or lose something important from your home. Example: A good friend of ours once bought a beautiful Devils Ivy plant and put it in her lounge. When my wife saw it she explained that she knew the plant to bring bad luck but ofcourse nobody took the tale seriously. One year later our friend took her family and emigrated back to her home country,vacating the flat.Four years later she divorced her husband and virtually disowned her only son of 17 who has special needs. Meanwhile, she had given the plant to my wife because she's good with plants. One year after we got the plant we decided to repatriate as well, so we vacated our home and gave the plant to another family of friends. As soon as we arrived back home in Cyprus my wife discovered a lump on her breast. It was malignant, she had a botched up lumpoctomy which had to be reopened 3 times but thankfully she survived it and had to take a nasty hormone suppressing drug for five years she stopped the treatment herself after four, she couldn't take the shit anymore. Anyway thank god/shiva/mohamed/computer in the sky, she's fine now and I sincerely hope she stays so. Meanwhile, one year after we gave the plant to our family of friends the husband got on a plane to Lagos Nigeria (his home country again!) and never returned. Apart from 2 or 3 years later when he returned just to collect some belongings and disappear again.He left a wife, three young teenage daughters and a young teenage son! His wife couldn't keep up with the mortgage payments and had to move out, but because of some legal technicalities in the way the mortgage was arranged and because her husbands signature was needed before she could sell it, she was still liable for the payments and she is still paying for it. I don't know what she's done with the plant. Example: A friends mother was recently killed in a road accident. When we visited their house, we noticed pots and pots of recently placed Devils Ivy plants on the porch! Example: When another friends mother recently died (ok she was 92)from a stroke, we noticed a recently bought Devils Ivy plant in the sitting room. The mother used to live in my friends house. Coincidence or evil plant?