How to Grow and Maintain Money Plant

What is a Money Plant?

A money plant is an ornamental tree usually associated with good luck at homes, offices, and businesses. The plant makes a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, and typically any occasion you would love to wish a loved one luck and prosperity.

Intro of Money Plant and How to Grow it.

The money plant can grow in water like an aquarium plant, in soil, or jellies. The plant grows in temperate regions, and you can introduce it to your garden or pot at any time round the year. Money plants are common in various locations as decorative displays as they come in a variety of colors. Some varieties have light green leaves, while others come in yellow or white and yellow leaves.

The money plant is an ideal indoor evergreen plant that has some flowering varieties in the Araceae family. Other common names depending on the variety include; Feng Shui money plant, Hunter's Robe, Golden Pothos, Devil's Vine, Ivy Arum, Solomon Islands Ivy, Taro Ivy, Silver Vine, and Devil's Ivy. The plant is characterized by aerial roots that attach on any surfaces and numerous branches that can get intertwined to form a lovely pattern. Due to its association with prosperity, happiness, and money is common in Eastern Asia, Japan, and other regions. If you are hoping to get one, here is how to grow and maintain it.

Money plants are indoor plants that thrive in medium light and room temperature. You don't need to have a special location in your house for the plant; somewhere near a window or on the terrace is just fine.

Types of Money Plants you can find in Hong Kong.

There are several varieties of Money Plants available in Hong Kong. This is because the money plant thrives in different climatic conditions. Here are the most common varieties in Hong Kong and its environs;

Pachira Aquatica

Commonly known as the Guiana or Malabar Chestnut is a money plant often sold as a bonsai. The multi-trunked plant makes a wonderful ornamental plant, especially when its young trunks get braided. Feng Shui practitioners love the plant, especially due to its five leaves in every stem, representing its elements. Feel free to add ribbons of your desired color to blend well or strike against the plant's deep green leaves.

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides)

Also known as the missionary plant, the Chinese Money plant can propagate and grow in partial light. The plant is native of South Western Yunnan in China, and its leaves resemble pancakes. For a deal size for a house plant, place your Pilea in bright light without direct sunlight to prevent scorching and getting extra-large leaves.

Jade Plants (Crassula ovate)

The Crassula Ovata is a miniature-like succulent plant with small oval-shaped leaves and woody stems. The plants have a long life, and they thrive both during warm and cold seasons. Be sure to keep them dry during the winter and fall seasons when they are dormant, and water them during spring and summer when it's their growing season.