Money Plant

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Money Plant

Post by ka_khan » April 16th, 2013, 1:33 pm

One of the most common plants which one can find in Houses,shops,offices.While surfing found some interesting facts which i want to share.

Scindapsus aureus is the scientific name of the money plant.Epipremnum aureum is also used as scientific name of the prosperity plant by many and considered synonym of Scindapsus aureus. Besides money plant, other names used commonly for this plant are Pothos, Silver Vine, Devil's Ivy and Solomon Island's Ivy. This plant is native to Southeastern Asia and New Guinea. Pothos belongs to the araceae family which contains more than 100 genera. Crassula ovatais also known as jade plant, friendship tree, lucky plant or Money Plant sometimes referred to as the money tree. Pachira aquatica is also referred as money tree. Hence, confusion exists in the nomenclature. In Asia, however, Scindapsus aureus is grown as money plant in houses.Money plant may be grown both as a trailer and a climber. The leaves of the Scindapsus aureus are similar to Philodendron scandens, the Sweetheart Plant.Money plant leaves are, however, more colorful than the Sweetheart Plant

This plant is grown mainly as indoor plant and the special characteristic of the plant is that it can grow even in a water-filled bottle or a container without any soil. It can survive in a bottle filled with water alone for a reasonable time if you simply keep the water changing or refill at frequent intervals. Although many plants can be grown as hydroponics but money plant survive without addition of nutrients in the water just with naturally found salts in the water. Since money plant is an indoor plant, it grows well with bright filtered light, In less or more light, discoloration of the leaves take place. Money plant grown in soil filled pots prospers well if it is fertilized well with organic and inorganic fertilizers. Urea should be frequently applied in the pot in addition to occasional application of phosphorous (in form of Single Super Phosphate or any other phosphatic fertilizer) and potash (Muriate of potash or any other suitable fertilizer).

One may wonder - why Scindapsus aureus is called the money plant?

There is a popular belief if money plant thrives well it brings prosperity. Hence, the good growth of Scindapsus aureus in any household is an indicator of wealth. Conversely, if growth of the money plant is stunted or retarded, it indicates financial crisis ahead for inhabitants. It is understood that plant is called money plant because its leaves (round, flat, heart-shaped, dark green and plump) resembles with the coins. Growing nature of the plant shows that money plant is a perennial climber and young plants bear three-four inches long heart-shaped leaves.

According to a popular belief, money plant loses its significance if it is planted by borrowing the cuttings. However, chances stand slim that someone will agree to give you cuttings from the plants growing in one's house. Giving money plant or its cutting to others symbolizes giving your wealth to them. House owner gets more money or becomes richer if this plant is propagated using stolen branches (cuttings). Hence, if you are gifting money plant to your loved one it simply mean you are inheriting your wealth. According to another belief, person from whom house the branches are cut stands to loose his money.

Although money plant is easy to grow and hardy plant, one may opt for plastic plants (synthetic) as these will never dry and always decorate your house.

Growing environment

Money plant requires warmer temperatures (15 to 30oC). At a temperature lower than 10oC,
leaves turn yellow and develop spots.It thrives best in medium to bright sunlight (indirect) but growth is retarded in environments with low light. It requires frequent watering from spring to autumn but over watering should be avoided in the winter. It grows well if top soil is dried out in the warm & bright climate. It can be propagated using stem cutting. Best season for using cuttings is either summer or spring. It can be grown on moss sticks as climber or allowed to trail down.

Relevance as per Feng Shui principles

Money plant is considered a good Feng Shui plant as it is considered to remove toxins from the air caused by cleaning products and modern furnishings made of synthetic materials. It energize the home by filtering air and increasing oxygen inflow. Feng Shui experts recommend to keep one plant near each computer, television or WiFi router. Placing money plant in front of a sharp corner or angle reduces anxiety and stress. It also helps avoiding arguments and sleeping disorders.

Relevance as per Vastu principles

Positive energy is activated by plants in our day to day life. Vaastu experts recommend planting of money plant inside the house as it brings good luck to the house.Vastu do not recommend growing money plant outside in the garden using support of a tree.
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Re: Money Plant

Post by ka_khan » April 16th, 2013, 1:35 pm

I was trying to find the articles on the money plants with larger leaves.How they could be grown?

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Re: Money Plant

Post by Farhan Ahmed » April 16th, 2013, 7:08 pm

ka_khan wrote:There is a popular belief if money plant thrives well it brings prosperity. Hence, the good growth of Scindapsus aureus in any household is an indicator of wealth. Conversely, if growth of the money plant is stunted or retarded, it indicates financial crisis ahead for inhabitants. It is understood that plant is called money plant because its leaves (round, flat, heart-shaped, dark green and plump) resembles with the coins. Growing nature of the plant shows that money plant is a perennial climber and young plants bear three-four inches long heart-shaped leaves.

According to a popular belief, money plant loses its significance if it is planted by borrowing the cuttings. However, chances stand slim that someone will agree to give you cuttings from the plants growing in one's house. Giving money plant or its cutting to others symbolizes giving your wealth to them. House owner gets more money or becomes richer if this plant is propagated using stolen branches (cuttings). Hence, if you are gifting money plant to your loved one it simply mean you are inheriting your wealth. According to another belief, person from whom house the branches are cut stands to loose his money.

Positive energy is activated by plants in our day to day life. Vaastu experts recommend planting of money plant inside the house as it brings good luck to the house.Vastu do not recommend growing money plant outside in the garden using support of a tree.
Yes this myth does revolve around....But does not make sense :-)
Secondly regarding energy......All the energies are inside a person :-), activated by anything that he looks up to.

I heard tying the plant with a roped bamboo/stick causes leaves to enlarge.

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Re: Money Plant

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » April 20th, 2013, 12:01 am

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Money plant(devil,s ivy) growing against silk tree (sumbal tree) in my garden.it gains full size in moonsoon. In tropical climate like Karachi it remains in full leaf for whole year.In karachi many varieties can be grown.i love the white leafed most.

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Re: Money Plant

Post by ka_khan » April 21st, 2013, 3:13 pm

@Umarkhan how do u get the larger leaves?Is it different variety or tying against a tree or bamboo stick gets them?

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Re: Money Plant

Post by KBW » April 21st, 2013, 3:31 pm

UMARKHANMARDAN wrote:Image
Superb. Looks fascinating. :)

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Re: Money Plant

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » April 21st, 2013, 4:24 pm

look at the base leaves.they are small.plant a large leafed variety.i use to purchase small plant in plastic bags(large leafed) from nurseries.plant it against a wall(rough wall) & clip it as it grows.plant it against a tree & tie it with the wood.the grip will develop larger leaves.if you note when ever you purchase a staked money plant from a nursery.its alright when its gripping.but as soon as it loose grip the leaves get back to small size.so grip is the secret for large leaves.

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Re: Money Plant

Post by Behzad » June 26th, 2013, 3:02 pm

one of my favorite plant. i also like the money plant which have large leaves. once i asked from a person who have good knowledge & experience of tropical plants, he told me that if u grow money plant near a tree in that way the money plant roots entered the tree trunk then the plants leave will grow larger. bcoz money plant get the food from other plants.
یعنی منی پلانٹ ایک طفیلی پودا ہے۔
i noticed many time the money plant whose roots enter in a tree trunk have large leaves.

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Re: Money Plant

Post by Mustansir Billah » August 11th, 2013, 12:38 am

Do the money plant grows very slowly? And also Does it flowers?

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Re: Money Plant

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » August 11th, 2013, 12:50 am

Money plant grows very fast in moonsoon.

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