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How to grow a low-maintenance and minimal care money plant

Can't be bothered to keep track of your indoor plants` watering routine yet want a live plant to brighten up your home? Then you should try your hand at growing a money plant at home. In comparison to other indoor plants, money plant pothos have longevity and thrive in almost any condition. These supremely beautiful lush plants are not only the easiest way to add instant beauty to your home decor but are also believed to attract wealth, remove financial obstacles and bring prosperity & good luck. They are also great air purifiers. 

Here’s your 101 guide to keeping the evergreen, ever-popular feng shui money plant bushy and bountiful so you can have good luck all year long.

WATER, SUNLIGHT & SOIL CARE NEEDS OF MONEY PLANT

Caring for a Money Plant is easy as these are low-maintenance plants. They can be grown outdoors and indoors in small pots, medium-sized pots, baskets, hanging pots, or even hydroponically without soil in a glass vase with water.Here is how you should care for a money plant: 

WATER - This plant doesn't need too much water to sustain itself. In the summer season, you can water your money plant once every 7 to 10 days until the soil dries out a bit. During the winter season, you can spray water on leaves and water the plant well once every 2 weeks.

SUNLIGHT- This plant needs indirect sunlight and should be kept indoors near windows and in rooms with good air ventilation. One must make sure that it doesn't get in contact with scorching sun rays as it will burn the leaves.

IDEAL SOIL MIX- A rich soil mix (compost, cocopeat, and sand in equal proportion) is preferable while planting. It ensures adequate drainage and water retention for the plant. 

BEST SEASON- Such plants can be easily grown in any season anytime.

EASIEST WAY OF PROPAGATION OF MONEY PLANT AT HOME

Money plant is one of the easiest plants to propagate. The plant can be multiplied easily by stem cuttings. 

Growing Money Plant in Water

  1. The important step on how to start a money plant from cuttings is to select a healthy branch cutting, with about 3-4 nodes 
  2. Remove all the leaves, except the top leaves that will stay outside the water 
  3. Put the cutting in a container filled with clean water.
  4. Keep 2-3 nodes inside the water
  5. Put the container at a place that gets indirect sunlightKeep changing water every 2-3 days
  6. New roots will grow at the nodes in a few weeks.
  7. No fertilizer is necessary, but you can add some nitrate-based fertilizer, such as seaweed fertilizer, in water for faster growth.

COMMON ISSUES WITH MONEY PLANT AND CARE

Yellowing/dropping of leaves: The most common reason for this is moisture stress which can be from either overwatering or under-watering. So, check the soil carefully before watering your plants, and water only when the soil is dry.

Curling of the leaves: This can be caused for several reasons but the most common are insect damage, disease, abiotic disorders, etc. Use fungicide and spray the plant during its main growing time. Repeat the treatment after every 7 to 10 days for best results.

 5 MONEY PLANT BENEFITS YOU NEED TO KNOW


Money plants offer endless physical and emotional health benefits. We have listed a few money plant benefits here:

  • Purifies Air-  Money plants are ideal for removing airborne pollutants from the indoor air such as Benzene, Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide, and Xylene.
  • Reduces Stress & anxiety- Money plants are helpful in coping up with stress and anxiety, especially when placed on a sharp corner.
  • Acts an anti-radiator- Inside our homes and offices, money plants work as an anti-radiator. It reduces the amount of radiation released by devices such as computers, cellphones, and laptops.
  • Brings Prosperity and Good luck- Keeping a money plant in the house, according to Vastu experts, helps remove financial impediments and provides wealth and good luck.
  • Spreads positivity and goodness- It brings a fresh feel and spreads positivity.  

And that’s basically the gist of it. Keeping your money plant healthy and happy is easy when you provide what it needs – the right amount of water, in direct sunlight, and lots of love! 

According to you, Does money plant bring good luck? Let us know in the comments below!


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