Scindapsus | Money Plant – Holland
The botanical name of Money Plant is Epipremnum aureum. Green Money Plant has large, glossy, green heart-shaped leaves that can brighten any indoor space. Money plant is the ideal plant for offices, shopping centers, hotels and other public areas as they are easy to maintain in low light and are efficient at removing indoor pollutants. NASA places this plant among the top 3 houseplants which are great for removing formaldehyde and carbon monoxide and increasing general indoor air quality. Money plant is a beautiful ,green leafy indoor plant, many people call it as ” A plant to become rich”. Its leaves stay greener more than other plant’s leaves. It is believed that having money plant at home bring good luck, happiness, wealth and prosperity. Vastu experts say, plants activate positive energy in our day today lives. They recommend planting money plants inside the house as they bring good luck. Money plants are ever green climbers ,that can grow up to 20 m high, requiring no extensive care. They are very easy to grow in soil and water filled bottles ,jars and any container.
Caring for a money plant is an easy task. A well-cared money plant can grow up to a height of 12 feet. If average care is given to this plant, then, also it will reach up to 7 feet in height approximately. It is a great plant for beginners to start their gardening activity.
Well-Drained soil is what money plant requires. So, one can mix river sand with normal potting soil. Sand allows brilliant aeration and drainage to plants and thus the plant will prosper well. One can also opt for potting soil with high pearlite content (which is also used for cacti plants).
Money plant is a strange plant as it can thrive when you water it adequately or underwater it. Under-watering would still be okay but over-watering can be detrimental to its growth. Watering a money plant once in 7 or 10 days is perfect for summer season because the soil also needs to dry up between two watering sessions. But again, the gap cannot extend so long that the soil starts to crack up. Therefore, one can touch the topsoil and feel the dryness and decide when to water again. Also, there shouldn’t be water clogging. During winter months, one can mist the leaves only and thorough watering can be done once in every 2 – 3 weeks.
Money plant generally grows well in direct sunlight in garden, in indoor places, or low light conditions. A partially sunny and partially shady area is also preferred for good growth of money plants. This plant can sustain a high amount of sunlight but one must remember that scorching rays will burn the leaves. So, selecting a shady yet bright position in lawn, terrace, garden, or indoor space would be great for money plant care.
One can feed some fertilizers to money plants while watering once a month. While applying fertilizers, one must read the manufacturer’s instructions and apply only the instructed amount. Another important thing to remember is that the fertilizers should be applied only in the evening and it may burn the roots during the daylight. Winter is the month when fertilizers should be avoided.
The size of the pot always depends on the size of plants. It is better to opt for heavy or big pots because in future the plant will grow and would require repotting. And also in small pots, the growth would be restricted.
Many people prefer to grow money plants in just a bottle of water and keep it near the window which climbs up the window beautifully. In such cases, the money plant care instructions would be different.
- One must keep at least one node below the water level for proper growth.
- One can also fold the branch inside the water so that more nodes can be included in water to promote roots at all nodes.
- The money plant container must be kept near sunlight which promotes growth.
- The water must be changed every week without fail.
- To maintain the water level, frequently water must be added.
- And when the money plant is grown in water, there is no need for adding fertilizers.
As stated above, taking care of money plant is really easy. Let the money plant prosper with shining leaves and bring more beauty to indoor or outdoor space.
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