Money Plant or Golden Pothos are classy tropical plants, loved for their foliage and grown across homes and offices in India with the belief they bring good luck. They are slender climbers, with thick, leathery leaves. Money Plants or Golden Pothos do very well indoors, if supported with a moss pole or when grown in a hanging basket.
Adopting and caring for Golden Pothos
Adopting: Adding a well-grown Golden Pothos to a plant collection is a feeling only a plant parent can understand. At eplants, we bring you display-ready plants with high-quality growth and lush, well-formed leaves
Locating: Money Plants will thrive in medium to bright light, even though they are also known to tolerate low light conditions. If you are locating them indoors, it’s best to rotate the plants around once every few weeks, giving them a bright window or a balcony for a few days
Potting: Money Plants do not need any special type of potting soil. Being a tropical native, they do well in any well-drained potting soil, rich with organic material. Use a mix of coco-peat, compost, sand in 20:60:20 ratio
Watering: Overwatering is the chief cause of disease or loss of plant life. While Money Plants need regular watering, do ensure that you don’t overwater them. To get plants to show off their richly colored leaves, it is best to wipe them clean with a moist tissue or cloth, once every month. In drier months, misting them a few times a week could help improve humidity around the plants and help them flourish.
Fertilizing: Feeding your Money Plants a few times a year is a good way to get them to stay healthy. Give them some organic liquid fertilizer once or twice a year. Dilute the fertiliser in water as described on the pack and add little to each pot as part of your watering routine. If you are using a chemical fertilizer, do ensure that you keep it away from the plant and its base.
While there are many myths and stories surrounding a Money Plant, in reality, they are called money plants because their leaves (round, flat, heart-shaped, dark green, and plump) resemble coins. They are perennials and may be grown as either trailers or climbers. Young plants bear three to four-inch-long heart-shaped leaves.
Did you know
Some people believe receiving a Money Plant as a gift is a sign that they will soon be bestowed with prosperity and wealth.