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How to Grow Money Plant at Home?

06 Dec 2022


Growing a Money plant is surprisingly easy! You can grow money plants in soil with just a cut node and a well-draining potting mix. You can also grow money plants in water with just a few steps and precautions. Money Plant is mostly grown indoors and their versatile characteristics come into light when you can find so many ways of planting a money plant.

Here is the most simple botanist-verified recipe to grow a Money Plant:

How to Grow Money Plant in Soil?

  1. Select a medium-sized pot with drainage holes at the bottom
  2. The growth of a money plant in soil in the beginning largely depends on your pot size.
  3. Fill the pot with rich compost soil.
  4. Make a hole in the soil about 2 inches deep.
  5. Insert a node from the cut stem into the soil.
  6. Keep the soil moist after planting the cut stem.
  7. Water every alternate day to keep the soil slightly moist.
  8. One of the advantages of growing a money plant is that it does not require a lot of water,
  9. So you can water your plant thrice a week, once it starts growing.
  10. Over-watering leads to root rot and yellowing of leaves with brown tips.
  11. Because Pothos are mostly vines, insert a stick in the potting soil so that the vines can climb.

How to Grow Money Plant in Water?

  1. Take a healthy stem from a healthy money plant of about 20 cm in length. 
  2. Make a sharp cut of about 45 degrees, just above a node.
  3. A node is a point on the plant stem from which new leaves of the money plant grow.
  4. Put the stem inside a glass jar, glass bottle, plastic bottle, or ceramic pot.
  5. Fill the jar with water such that it covers at least one node completely.
  6. The water should be clean and free from chlorine.
  7. You can use filtered water, which is chlorine and fluorine-free.
  8. Keep the jar or bottle in a place where the plant can get indirect sunlight.
  9. You can keep it near a window where it gets the low evening sun.
  10. New roots starts appearing at approximately 1-2 weeks time.
  11. Change the water every 10 days or as soon it starts turning turbid.
  12. Refill with clean water so that the roots are completely submerged.
  13. Because they are in the water, they do not need any sort of fertilizers
  14. If the growth is very slow, then a mild water-soluble nitrogen fertilizer can be used.


According to Feng Shui and Vaastu, Money Plants (Epipremnum aureum) are some of the most versatile plants which can be kept both indoors and outdoors. It is also one of the most common shade-tolerant household plants and is often seen decorating offices, cafes, shops, and balcony gardens. Money Plants are also known commonly as Golden Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, Pothos, etc. They are ideal for removing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as Benzene, Formaldehyde, Xylene, and Carbon Monoxide, acting as a natural air purifiers. Apart from that, it also acts as an anti-radiator when placed inside the house, emitted from electronic devices. According to some cultures, keeping a Golden Pothos plant in the southeast direction brings wealth and prosperity to the family.

That being said, Money Plants can be of various types:

  • Money Plant Green Variegated: One of the most commonly used varieties of this flexible indoor plant is Money plant Green. It has beautiful, bright green leaves with shades of yellow and is an ideal choice for corner tables, writing desks, and hanging baskets. If you are looking for a fuss-free, low-maintenance plant, which not only looks good but has amazing properties, this just might be your one-stop solution.
Money Plant Green Variegated
  • Money Plant Golden: Also known as Golden Pothos, or Devil’s Ivy, the plant has bright, beautiful leaves which are golden or yellow in color with some varieties having splashes of golden on the green. They are vines and can be used on wall boundaries and hanging pots. These plants are very resilient and can survive quite a range of environments.
Money Plant Golden
  • Money Plant Marble Prince: The most striking feature that differentiates the Money Plant Marble Prince from the other varieties, is its distinct white and green colors on the leaves. They are shade-tolerant varieties and are pretty hard to kill. Because of their distinctive appearance, they are used for decorating the interiors.
Money Plant Marble


Tall Money Plant Green

The money plants are climbers in nature. With the right moss support, they can easily reach a height of up to 4 feet. If you want to avoid the time & effort of growing a plant this big then you can always go ahead and buy a healthy grown Money plant from Leafy Island.

 After planting a Money Plant, comes the main part: keeping it alive. When the question arises of How to Care for a Money Plant? the answer is surprisingly easy! 

Money Plants are shade-tolerant, low-maintenance houseplants. They thrive best in indirect light with moderate humidity and room temperature. They also do not require a lot of watering and thrice a week is sufficient. However, misting can be done if the leaves start looking a bit dry. Money Plants also, do not require any special feed, to survive, and once in a while, any organic nitrate-based fertilizer can be used for a better bloom. You can also use natural fertilizers from your kitchen like used tea leaves, egg shells, etc, which provide the plant with its required nutrients.

Staking is required for growing a money plant in a pot. Since they are vines, they can use a wooden, plastic, or moss stake to grow with proper support, Pruning is also recommended when growing a money plant as it boosts leafy growth. It also helps in maintaining the size of the plant and removing dead, dried leaves for proper healthy growth. 

So there it is. A whole package powered up into a plant, Money Plant not only adds aesthetics to the surroundings but also is a storehouse of benefits.


Author: Swastika Sarkar, Botanist at Leafy Island

About the Author: Swastika is a Botanist who has been into research in the fields of Environmental Sustainability and Bioremediation with the use of Biological Organisms. She has presented various papers at both national and international conferences on the use of micro-organisms as a method of Phytoremediation and reducing pollutants from contaminated mediums in an ecologically and environment-friendly manner.