Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Money plant or Scindapsus aureus is one of the most commonly used indoor plant in Pakistan. I have heard that if you grow a money plant in your house, then it'll bring prosperity in your house. I think its just a false belief and nothing else. But quite interesting.
Money plant is native to South Asia and has more than 40 odd species. It is a decorative climber and can be easily grown as a creeper on walls, trees and hanging baskets.
It is also called pothos and devil's eye. Now why it is called so, I have no idea. May be you can help me in knowing that.
It is a perennial plant with heart shaped dark green and shiny leaves. If it give it less light, then the leaves would become more dark. So for yielding best colour, provide it with bright light.
The problem that I faced with my money plant was the gradual drop of leaves. Then I came to know that yellowing of leaves is an indication of over watering and excess supply of fertilizers. Now I rarely watered them.
My mother once told me that money plant can be easily propagated with divisions of roots and cuttings and then it would have more success rate. When it gets support then it stared growing larger leaves. The reason why it is the most successful indoor plant is because
it need less care,
it is fast growing plant,
it can also be used as a decorative plant,
it is resistant to most pests and
helps in removing indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene and xylene.
It need less care and purifies the air. I found it in so many homes, in offices and colleges. It is the most wonderful indoor plant that I have ever known. You should also try it. It is the most environment friendly plant.
(All images taken be me)