Caring for plants is the perfect way to put your nurturing skills to good use. From Monstera’s to money plants, adding plush plant life to your space not only adds a bit of character, but can also help to improve your air quality as well. Scientifically known as Epipremnum aureum or Pothos, money plants are commonly known in Southeast Asia to bring wealth, prosperity, and abundance to the household. These plants are widely cherished for their air-purifying benefits and add a great aesthetic appeal to any and all households. Money plants are also known to be low maintenance and can be grown in various ways such as growing from hanging baskets, wall trellises, and even walls.
To properly care for money plants, there is much to know, which is why we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to get started.
Money Plants Grow In Adequate Light
Before purchasing a money plant, it’s important to know that they grow in bright, indirect light. However, they can tolerate lower light conditions as well. Avoiding direct sunlight should be a key consideration before buying, as this can dry out the leaves and create yellowing. While taking care of your money plant, they typically prefer well-drained soil and should be watered when the top inch part of the soil feels dry enough.
Over watering Money Plants Is The Fastest Way To Kill Them
Over watering money plants should be avoided at all costs as it can lead to root rot. To maintain the plant, misting or wiping the leaves from dust is preferable to ensuring long lasting plant life. Money plants are pretty forgiving when it comes to temperature, however they typically prefer temperatures between 60-85 degrees. If your plants get too much water, the root system and leaves will stretch out, which will cause brown leaves. Having good drainage systems are ideal for money plants as they give the soil and roots enough air to fully dry out.
Fertilize Money Plants Every 4-6 Weeks
In order to keep the plant happy and healthy, try fertilizing money plants every 4-6 weeks during growing seasons with a well balanced houseplant fertilizer. Money plants are commonly known to tolerate occasional neglect, which can make plant parenting for beginners that much easier. They are also great plants to have if your schedule is busy or if you are on the run often. Use balanced fertilizers with equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
Money Plants Can Be Propagated Easily
Propagating money plants is extremely easy and helps aid healthy plant growth. By cutting the start of the stem and placing them directly in water, you’ll start to notice that overtime, the plant will flourish and give you more money plants to place around the house. Propagating plants also allows for expansion of the original plant, and gives you an opportunity to share it with friends or family. With their attractive foliage, money plants are extremely cute, feature wonderful air purifying capabilities and provide a wonderful addition to any home or office environment. Furthermore, they lend themselves to a beautiful and plush atmosphere which promotes healthy air quality.
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by Melody Beuzelin | March 15, 2023
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