What is a Money Plant?
The money plant is a beautiful plant that you can keep indoor, in your balcony garden, or in a hanging basket.
You can easily grow money plants both indoors and outdoors. Money plants are one of the most popular plants that you can spot in homes.
They grow in direct & indirect sunlight & have high survival rates. Other common names of money plants are- Golden pothos, Ceylon Creeper, and Hunter’s Robe.
Five leaves on each branch of money plants represent the five elements of Feng Shui- Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth
The plant is also extremely popular as it brings good luck to your home. Apart from that, the plant is also famous for its air-purifying capabilities.
How to Grow Money Plant in Water
Money Plants are one of the few plants which can be directly rooted in water and maybe this is the reason for their popularity among native gardeners. Growing a money plant in water is as easy as growing it in soil. It is even easier!
Propagating a Money Plant
It is easy to propagate the money plant from cuttings. You either get a healthy plant from a nursery or acquire the cuttings from a mature plant at home. To propagate your money plant, get a healthy stem, and cut a 4–6-inch section below the root node.
Do remember to keep a few leaves at the top attached. Your cuttings are now ready to be planted, and you can propagate them
You’ll need the following for growing a money plant in water
A glass bottle, vase, or jar
Clean and freshwater water
- Take a glass jar, preferably a transparent one, as you can easily check on the development of the roots in the new plant. But you can always change into a dark-color vase to obstruct the light for reducing the growth of algae.
- Fill it with fresh and clean water. These plants also perform well in tap water. If the water contains chlorine, then let it sit for at least 12 hours to evaporate the chemical. After that, you can fill the jar with this water.
- Although this step is not compulsory, you can add fertilizer into this jar before adding the plant into it. This will encourage the better growth of the plant. You can use an all-purpose fertilizer with a balanced strength of 1/6 to 1/4.
- After the fertilizer application, your jar is now ready for the plantation of the plant into it. Put the plant from the cut side down into the water and make sure that the lower end does not have any leaves on it and the nodes are soaking in water.