Are you trying to find out:
How to Grow Money Plant at home?
Then, luckily you are the right place.
Today, I will share with you all the details of growing money plant in water as well as soil step by step, so that you can grow these beautiful coin shaped plants at your home.
Although, there are many types of money plants but the procedure for most of them is quite similar.
Money plant is known by many name like Pothos, devil’s eye etc…
So, whatever name you call them by, growing them is pretty simple.
How To Grow Money Plant At Home – Step By Step Guide
Okay, so let’s have a quick overview of what’s inside this article:
Best Time to Grow Money Plant
I think this is one of the biggest advantages of money plant which made it such a popular houseplant, that it can be grown in any season, if grown indoors.
If you are growing it outdoors then also, except the season when there is frost or chance of frost it can be grown almost throughout the year.
So, don’t worry about the season.
Let’s learn to grow money plant at home.
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 cuts out the pain of arranging potting soil, pots and fertilizers.
But how do you grow money plant in water?
It is very simple
- All you have to do is get a fresh cutting from a full-grown money plant. Cutting should have 2-3 healthy leaves on it.
- Make a cut in the cutting exactly at the node, from where new roots will emerge.
- Then take a water bottle fill it with water and place the cutting inside the water in such a way that only half of the stem is under water and rest of the part is outside.
(Be as creative you can with the container you want to have for your money plant. I have seen a lot of crazy experiments as you can see in the image above)
- After this place the water bottle (container) in a location which gets bright but indirect sunlight, like windowsills or under green net.
- Direct sunlight can burn money plant and too little sunlight will cause rotting.
- The water needs to be changed every 10-15 days, if you fail do so, it will start to rot and the stem as well.
- 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.
How to Grow Money Plant in Soil
When you are growing money plant in soil, the first thing that you need to take care is of the soil.
What type of soil is ideal for money plant and how to prepare it?
Let’s answer that first:
How to prepare soil for 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, the best potting soil for money plant is composed of:
- 1/3 part of Garden Soil
- And 1/3 part of Gravel (sand from construction sites)
- 1/3 part of compost (cow dung and vermicompost)
- Handful of neem cake as an anti-fungal agent.
If you cannot find gravels then you can go with coco peat and add perlite to make it fast draining.
Once you are done with the soil fill the container (pot) with it.
Get Healthy Cutting of Money Plant
Again, the procedure here is same and you will need to get a few healthy cuttings from a full-grown money plant which you can easily get from your neighbors or even nursery.
Make sure the cutting has 2-3 green healthy leaves, then make a cut at the node.
Insert the node inside the potting soil.
Water it well and, then place the container where it can get indirect sunlight for at least 3-4 hours daily.
Now all you have to do is take care that its getting proper sunlight and water it as needed.
Tips to Grow Money Plant Faster
If you are one of those impatient people and want your plants to grow faster. These are some tips which will help you achieve your goals.
- If growing money plant in water then you can add some liquid fertilizer to grow it faster.
- Add Aloe Vera pulp in water shake it well and then spray it over the leaves of money plant
- Proper indirect morning sunlight of 3-4 hours will also boost its growth.
- Make a money plant coir stick, this ensures faster growth and also keep its water thirst under check.
- 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.
- Misting money plant leaves also boosts their growth also removes the dust which might be hindering their oxygen intake.
Tips to Take Care of Money Plant
Although money plant is a low maintenance plant which doesn’t ask for much attention.
But still there are a few things that need to be taken care for money plant.
Where to Place it?
The most common mistake that most of the people make with money plant is that they don’t understand the difference between Indirect sunlight and Direct sunlight.
Money plant loves sunlight but can’t handle direct sunlight.
So, the first thing you should take care for money plant is to place it in a location that gets bright sunlight but indirectly.
Like windowsills, on a table near window, the front portion of your house which gets partial sunlight.
How to Water Correctly
You should be very careful while watering money plant. Before watering anytime, make sure the soil has dried completely if it feels moistened do not water it.
If you over water money plant it will start to rot.
And also, don’t let it underwater, otherwise its tip will start to drool.
The trick here is to only water when the soil has completely dried before watering it again.
Keep Out of Reach – Poisonous
This is not something for money plant to be taken care of but for us.
Surprisingly enough money plants are poisonous if ingested by both humans and animals, so keep them out of reach of children as well as pets if you have any.
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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