Secret to growing a bushy and healthy money plant
Updated: Jun 4
Pothos, famously known as the Indian money plant is the most loved and adorned plant. In comparison to other indoor plants, money plants have longevity and thrive in almost any condition. The bright green colour, shiny leaves and its pattern of growth makes it a supremely beautiful plant.
Pothos as a creeper, is a proper fit for hanging indoor plants, decorating any space like, balconies, windows, walls etc. In order to help you grow fuller and a bushier money plant we have some tips
It is all about the right resources, such as nutrients and water which the plants receive. Providing with fertilizers like seaweed solution, compost will replenish the soil with nutrients which leech away over time. If the cutting is kept in water then do not add any sort of fertilizer as it will attract fungal growth, Just change the tap water regularly (7-10 days)
Light is the fuel for every plant's food-making process called photosynthesis. Even though they can be grown in low-light, a good exposure to bright sunlight will initiate speedy growth and brighter looking leaves.
A very common issue observed with money plant is browning of the tips, which indicates infrequent watering. To keep a check as to when to water, do the sticky test. If soil sticks to your fingers that means the soil is moist and in no need of water. Let the soil dry, when the soil feels powdery is the right time to water. Make sure to water thoroughly until it drains out from the bottom drainage holes.
Pruning has been part of gardening care for a long time. It helps to stimulate healthier growth and sometimes to remove dead leaves and branches. Clipping the ends of your pothos plant helps initiate side growth and make the plant look bushier and heavier.
If your pothos/devil's ivy is growing slow or thin, try to focus on all these points mentioned and it will make your plant look happier and healthier. To know more you can watch the video below
-- By Joice Mathew, Team Garden Up