Money plant care
How to care for a money plant
Money plant (Epipremnum aureum) is an easy-to-care-for houseplant that is popular for its attractive appearance and air-purifying properties. Here are some tips for caring for a money plant:
- Light: Money plants prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much direct sunlight can burn their leaves.
- Water: Money plants like to have their soil moist, but not soggy. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater the plant, as this can lead to root rot.
- Soil: Money plants prefer well-draining soil. Use a good quality potting mix or make your own mix by combining equal parts of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite.
- Fertilizer: Fertilize the money plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Reduce fertilization in the fall and winter.
- Temperature and Humidity: Money plants prefer temperatures between 18-27°C (65-80°F) and humidity levels between 40-60%. They can tolerate lower humidity levels, but too much dry air can cause their leaves to turn brown.
- Pruning: Trim the stems and leaves of the money plant to keep it looking neat and tidy. Pinch off any yellow or brown leaves, as these can attract pests and diseases.
- Propagation: Money plants are easy to propagate. Simply cut a stem with several leaves and plant it in a pot of soil. Keep the soil moist and the plant in bright, indirect light until it roots.
By following these tips, you can keep your money plant healthy and thriving.