Plants and trees have long been considered to provide humans with pure air, shelter, and food among other things. Plants like jasmine, basil, money plant, lemon, sage, lavender, roses, rosemary, and orchids are laden with cultural significance and are eminently popular among people who love some greenery in their homes. Many researches have proven that these plants can purify the indoor atmosphere by eliminating volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Scindapsus aureus, as it is known in science circles, gets its unique name of Money Plant thanks to its round, plump, flat, dark green, and heart-shaped leaves that with a little mix of imagination look like coins. It is an evergreen vine, which belongs to the Araceae family. The “Money” in its name is also without a doubt linked to actual, literal money in the sense that it is generally believed that having a money plant in the house brings wealth, health, prosperity, and happiness.
It is said as long as the Plant thrives, you’ll never be short of money. The money plant is sometimes also considered a friendship plant as it is easier to share with friends and grow. You don’t need an army to grow a money plant, simply cut a stalk of the plant and plant it in the space you want it to grow. This money-attracting, eye-pleasing plant, also known as Devil’s Ivy, Golden Pothos, Taro Vine, Silver Vine, Hunter Robe, Solomon Islands Ivy, and Ivy Arum, can often be spotted in outdoor spaces like verandahs, terraces, front yards, or balconies, or indoor spaces like kitchens, living rooms, or dining rooms.
Here’s a list of exciting facts about Money Plants that make them extra-special:
1) Doesn’t Need Direct Sunlight:
Although every plant needs sunlight as the fuel to facilitate their food-making process scientifically called photosynthesis, Money Plants are distinguished by their special ability to thrive in low-light conditions without direct exposure to the sun.
2) Boasts an Impressive Survival Rate:
Money Plants are renowned for their ability to grow in any season without requiring any special climate conditions. They have such a high survival rate that few other indoor plants can compete with them in the category of longevity.
3) Grows in Water and Soil Alike:
Money Plants are incredibly versatile and can grow with or without soil. The plant can surprisingly grow in water as well and it is just a matter of your preferred medium. The plant grown in water would usually have softer leaves in comparison to the ones grown in soil. Although both mediums are well-suited one shouldn’t make the mistake of changing the medium mid-way. It could spoil the roots of the plant.
4) An Ideal Plant for Aquarium:
Since a money plant can grow in water, it’s ideal to be used as an aquatic plant for your Aquarium. It can be placed on the top of the aquarium and allowed to grow roots in the water. It is beneficial to be used in an aquarium as it absorbs nitrates that algae use to produce food.
5) Air Purifying Capacity of Money Plants:
Money Plants are natural air purifiers and offer you a better environment to breathe and relax in. They are specifically known to filter out toxins such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, and xylene.
6) Best Gift for Sending to Your Loved Ones
Capable of bringing happiness you can surely consider this plant as a gift option for the people you care about. But what makes it even more of an ideal gift is that planting or caring for a money plant doesn’t require deep botanical knowledge. To add to it, money plants also don’t require a lot of water or light. Along with purifying the air money plants, because of their aesthetic and exquisite looks, also optimally complement most indoor settings.