Which Plant Is A "Money Plant?"
Several indoor plants have been given the common name "money plant," and because of this, there is quite a lot of confusion about the "real" money plant. However, as you will see below, many popular houseplants are considered money plants that spread good luck and fortune.
We can't say for sure which plant on the list is the original money plant, but it's certainly nice to have a variety of money plants to choose from for your home. Regarding the placement of your money plants, in feng shui, your money plant should be placed in the Southeast area of your home.
Types Of Money Plants
Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)
This is one of the most popular money plants, known for its round, coin-shaped leaves. Also known as pancake plants or UFO plants, they are native to China and are believed to bring luck and prosperity to those who have them in their home.
Chinese money plants like bright indirect light conditions but avoid direct sunlight as their leaves can burn. They like moist soil but avoid letting them sit in soggy soil.
Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)
This fast-growing, low-maintenance money tree is popular among plant owners. Frequently given as a gift, this plant is said to bring luck and prosperity to its plant parent.
Known for their distinct leaves and braided trunk, these beauties make excellent decor for any room in the house. They are also good for improving air quality in the home. The money tree prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but do not place them in a location where they will receive direct sun as it can scorch the leaves.
They do best with well-draining soil and need to be watered thoroughly, but make sure to allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Sometimes known as devil's ivy or the golden money plant, this hanging vine is associated with luck and prosperity. Its green leaves with gold flecks make it a beautiful adornment for any space in the home, and the easy care makes it great for everyone, including beginners.
These plants look nice in hanging baskets or climbing a moss pole or trellis. They can handle low light conditions, though they prefer indirect sunlight. They must be watered every week or two, but ensure the soil dries out between waterings.
Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
Known for its thick, glossy leaves, this money plant represents growth and wealth. Jade plants originate from Asia but have gained popularity worldwide as a lucky indoor plant.
These succulents are low-maintenance and very hardy houseplants. They enjoy bright light and can even handle some direct sunlight. They do not do well in low-light conditions, though. Water your jade plant sparingly, use well-draining soil, and avoid overwatering it.
Neon Money Plant (Epipremnum aureum' Neon')
These money plants are known for their striking neon-colored foliage. This variety of Pothos offers a glowing effect that will brighten any living room, bathroom, or office.
Like other Pothos plants, these plants are straightforward to care for. Water them every week or two and keep them out of direct sunlight. Otherwise, they can survive in various growing conditions.
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)
Just as the name suggests, this plant is associated with bringing good fortune to those who have them in their home. It is said that the more stalks your plant has, the more prosperity you will receive. These stalks are trained to grow in a variety of shapes, such as spirals, braids, or even hearts.
Though it resembles bamboo (and it is in the name), this is not a true bamboo plant. It is extremely resilient and hardy and can be grown in water or well-draining soil.
Swiss Cheese Money Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)
Monstera plants are a popular species of tropical vines associated with prosperity and upward energy. The plant gets its name from its perforated leaves resembling Swiss cheese, also known as split-leaf money plants. However, this popular big-leaf money plant is not the easiest plant to care for.
Monstera prefers indirect light, though it can handle some direct sunlight. It may grow slower and produce fewer leaves if grown in low light. They need to be watered every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings, and they also like high humidity levels.
These plants can be grown as climbing vines or as standalone bushy plants, and they add a tropical vibe to any home.
Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus)
These money plants are a beautiful variation of Pothos, boasting large, variegated, heart-shaped green leaves. Also known as silver money plants, they are relatively easy to care for and offer a beautiful splash of color to any room. They also act as air purifiers, removing toxins, adding humidity, and boosting oxygen levels in a home.
The best light conditions for Pothos are bright, indirect light. While they can grow in low light conditions, they may lose some of their variegations and become leggy. They should be watered moderately, but avoid overwatering as it can cause root rot.
Marble Prince Money Plant (Epipremnum aureum' Marble Prince')
Another variation of the Pothos plant, the marble prince is a popular houseplant thought to bring luck and prosperity. Easily styled in a hanging basket or on a high shelf, these plants are easy to care for and hardy.
Like most other Pothos plants, marble prince money plants enjoy bright, indirect light, though they can survive in other light conditions. They enjoy watering every 1-2 weeks and like well-draining soil.
Silver Dollar Vine (Xerosicyos danguyi)
This succulent vine is also known as the silver dollar succulent, penny plant, or coin plant. It boasts thick, waxy green leaves that are shaped like coins. As with all other money plants, this plant is believed to bring wealth and good fortune to those who own it.
The silver dollar vine is rather forgiving when it comes to light and does well in everything from partial shade to full sun. It is drought-tolerant, and it is essential to let the soil dry between waterings.
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