We often hear that money and tress can’t go together, but that’s not true. Many people love to grow money plant in their homes which are unique and add extra beauty to their homes.
Despite their statement making appearance, they’re completely easy to care and require very low maintenance to survive. The trunks braid and leaves have symbolism for many people who believe that they bring good luck and financial success. All you need to do is provide them with right amount of water, light and humidity.
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About This Money Plant:
Money tree can grow up to 60 feet tall and the ubiquitous braided isn’t natural feature. When this plant is grown in nursery, the supple young, green trunks are slowly braided by cultivators before they harden and turn woody.
Where To Grow Money Plant:
- Money trees prefer bright, indirect sunlight and moderate to high humidity. Direct sunlight will lead to leaf scorching which damages the tree and can do relatively well in low light.
- The money trees has bright green leaves, each of the many trunk segments is topped with delicate stems out of which arise five or so shiny almost waxy leaflets.
- If you can’t keep your money tree in a bright and indirect sunlight, place it in steamy bathroom by enhancing pebble tray by filling a shallow tray with small rocks. Add water partially to cover the rocks and keep the plant on top.
- How To Care For Money Plant?
- Although it likes humidity, you should allow the soil to dry out between watering. Water the top 2-4 inches of soil are dry and it needs sandy, peat moss based soil and select a pot with good drainage.
- Water thoroughly, until water flows out the drainage holes of the pot and don’t allow the roots to sit in water.
- Fertilize it once in a month during growing season with liquid plant food at half strength and make sure to avoid it in winter season.
- Propagation of Money Plant:
- Once it is matured enough, cut off the tips of a stem with at least two leaf nodes. Now, dip it in the hormone rooting powder and place it in standard potting mix. Make sure to keep the soil moist with regular misting until the cutting roots for about 3-4 weeks.
- Common Problems Of Money Plant:
- Too much sunlight and overwatering are the most common causes of problems with money plants which lead them to experience mealy bugs, scale insects and aphids. You can control these problems by using natural insecticide sprays like neem oil or tea tree essential oil.