Money Plant, Scindapsus (Green) – Plant

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Money plant is the ideal plant for offices, shopping centers, hotels and other public areas as they are easy to maintain in low light and are efficient at removing indoor pollutants. NASA places this plant among the top 3 houseplants which are great for removing formaldehyde and carbon monoxide and increasing general indoor air quality.

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Planting And Care

Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • Natural indirect / artificial bright light is ideal for money plant growth.

Soil

  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (Feb-May, July-Sept.) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.

Money Plant Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect /Artificial bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

Money Plant Special Feature

Excellent air purifier plant according to NASA.

Money Plant Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It makes an excellent container or house plant
  • It can also be grown in hanging baskets
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