In feng shui, it is said to produce positive energy flow, and should be placed in front of sharp corners around the house to counteract the negative vibe. It is important to note that this apparent luck can only be had if you keep them healthy and not let them dry out!
The good news is that the money plant is easy to maintain (it is one of the plants in the container plants for the tropics series) and with the key pointers below, anyone can keep their home lively, their plants healthy, and hence, lucky the whole year round.
Money plants are very versatile plants that they can really be decorative. They are also very easy to propagate through cuttings and can be grown in water. A healthy, foot-long stem with three to four nodes, with at least a node submerged in a water-filled vessel will sprout roots within a few weeks.
Change the water once a week to keep it from being turbid. This keeps the plant healthy and prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water.
Water and completely drain potted money plants once a week. This may sound peculiar, but a combination of soil and over-watering will cause the roots to rot (which won’t happen if you keep the plant just in water).
While this plant can grow in both sunny and shaded areas, it can dry out if it receives too much sun. It is therefore best to keep it in bright yet shady areas, away from direct sunlight. Yellowing leaves is an indication that your plant is getting overexposed.
Tip: If you definitely need a money plant in a sunny spot, have two plants so you can alternate them – with one pot in the shade and the other in the sun – to keep them from drying out.
Remove dry leaves and branches. Pruning the tips will also keep the foliage in check.
If you have pets or a child in your home, know that the sap of the money plant is poisonous when consumed. It is therefore important to keep the money plants away from their reach.
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