Money plants are one of the easiest plant to grow at home, and the best part about it is, it can be grown in both water and soil.
Today, I will share all the steps to grow money plant at home with both methods.
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How to Grow Money Plant in Water
Money plant is one of the most common plant you will find in people’s house, because it can be grown easily in water that saves us from the pain of arranging potting soil, pots and fertilizers. We can easily grow this plant in a bottle.
How to grow money plant in water?
To grow money plant in water, get a few cuttings from a fully-grown money plant. Cutting should have at least 2-3 healthy leaves on it. Take a container fill it with water and insert the cutting in such a way that only half of the stem is under water and rest of the part is outside.
After this place the container in a location which gets bright but indirect sunlight, like windowsills or under green net.
The water needs to be changed every 7-10 days, to maintain enough oxygen level in the water. If you fail to do so, the plant will start to rot.
Also, make sure that the water level inside the bottle is maintained at a certain height. Whenever you feel it has evaporated add some fresh water to it.
Also read – How To Make Money Plant Bushy
How to Grow Money Plant in Soil
To grow money plant in soil, get healthy cuttings of money plant, fill a small container with any type of soil, water it & make the soil moist and insert the cutting inside it. Within 2 weeks it will develop enough roots to be planted in its final container.
Let’s see the whole process step by step:
Get Healthy Cutting
The first step in order to grow money plant in soil is to get healthy cuttings of money plant. For this make a cut at the node of fully grown money plant.
Make sure the cutting have a few leaves on it.
Formation of Root
Now, get a small container, and fill it with any type of soil, just make sure it is not to sticky. And gently water it to make the soil moist.
Now make a small hole in the soil with the help of your index finger, and insert the cutting inside it.
Keep this container in medium bright indirect sunlight and keep the soil moist.
Within 2 weeks, it will develop roots and can be transferred to the final pot.
For that first you need to prepare potting soil.
Preparing soil for growing Money Plant?
Money plants doesn’t grow well in standing water, so the faster the water drains out of the soil better it is for money plant.
So, to make potting soil for money plant use the following composition:
- Garden Soil – 30%
- Sand – 30%
- Coco Peat – 30% (get it from here)
- Perlite – 10% (get good quality perlite from here)
Transferring Into Final Container
Get a pot of 6 inch with 3-4 drainage holes, now fill this pot with the potting soil that I just showed you to make.
Now, insert the cutting inside it and water the soil gently and keep this pot where it can enjoy bright indirect sunlight all day long.
How to Grow Money Plant Fast
To grow money plant fast, follow these tips:
Add Aloe Vera pulp in water shake it well and then spray it over the leaves of money plant.
Feed money plant with seaweed fertilizer (this one) to grow it faster.
Provide it direct light morning sunlight for 2-3 hours, it will certainly make your money plant grow faster.
Guide it on a Coir stick (like this one), this provides the ideal humid environment to money plant and its grows faster than usual.
Pruning also helps in faster growth of money plant, use a sharp scissor or pruner and look for nodes that has grown multiple branches and cut a few of them.
I hope you enjoyed the article as much as I did while writing it.
Money plants are a sure beauty and helps in providing a positive touch to its surroundings.
By following this simple guide, I am pretty sure you will be able to grow them easily, but if are still having any doubts you can always ask them through the comment section.
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