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25 Different Types of Money Plants & Benefits

    Money Plant belongs to the family Araceae. It is a plant of temperate regions and is getting popular in tropical and subtropical regions as well. It is native to Australia, Southeast Asia.

    The other names of the plant includes Silver Vine, Ceylon Creeper, hunter’s robe, Ivy Aurum, Solomon Islands ivy and Taro Vine.

    Money Plant is believed to bring prosperity in the house.

    Benefits of Money Plant

    1. Air Purification: Money plants are excellent air purifiers. It removes toxins like formaldehyde, benzene and xylene from the air. With the inclusion of it in the house, the atmosphere of the house stays clean.
    1. Mood Elevation: Money Plant is said to relieve stress and anxiety. It has the ability to elevate mood and is believed to avoid negative vibrations in the house.
    1. Medicinal Uses: Money Plant is said to cure insomnia. It helps in curing sleeping disorders which is the reason why people prefer it as an indoor plant.
    1. Healthy Environment: The existence of such plants in the house  eliminates the toxins which may cause various breathing issues and lung disorders.

    25 Different Types of Money Plant

    1. Golden Pothos

    Golden Pothos

    Golden Pothos is a hardy indoor plant native to Australia, China, Japan, India and Indonesia. The leaves of this plant are waxy, thick and green. Their leaves are 39 inches long and 18 inches across and can be easily propagated through cutting.

    Growth Dimensions: The plant can grow up to a height of 6 feet.

    Environment Required: This plant requires a temperature around 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Partial shade and a well drained soil is needed for them to grow. They do not like much light and prefer less watering.

    2. Marble Queen Pothos

    Marble Queen Pothos

    Marble Queen Pothos belongs to the hardy Pothos family. It is identified on the basis of its long cascading vines. It is ideal as an indoor plant. It requires basic fertilizers consisting of nitrogen.

    Environment Required: They require a temperature around 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Basic humidity is ideal for the plant to grow.

    Special Precautions: The leaves of the plants are toxic hence consumption can cause vomiting or lack of appetite. The plant can be cultivated through stem cutting.

    3. Neon Pothos

    Neon Pothos

    Neon Pothos have a neon color arrow shaped leaves. It adapts bright but indirect light.

    Growth Dimensions: Neon Pothos grows around 2 feet tall.

    Environment Required: Temperature around 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for this plant’s growth. Moist soil and slightly more humid environment is perfect for the plant.

    Special Precautions: It can be toxic to pets as well as humans. They must be trimmed for its easy growth.

    4. Pearls and Jade

    Pearls and Jade

    Pearls and Jade are native to Moorea. They are known for their green foliage with creamy yellow marks on them. The growth of the plant is slow. 

    Growth Dimensions: The leaves are 1 to 2 inches long.

    Environment Required: It requires moist soil along with bright light and household humidity is ideal for the plant.

    5. Cebu Blue Pothos

    Cebu Blue Pothos

    Cebu Blue Pothos have blue- green colored leaves that are arrow shaped. It is considered for its sheen foliage.

    Growth Dimensions: The leaves take time to grow and mature. The growth rate of this plant is comparatively slower.

    Environment Required: It requires bright and warm conditions to grow.

    Special Precautions: The leaves may be toxic and should be kept away from pets and must not be swallowed.

    6. Manjula Pothos

    Manjula Pothos

    Manjula Pothos have wide, heart shaped leaves that are of silver, white, cream and light green color. The leaves have wavy edges.

    Growth Dimensions: It grows around 20 centimeters tall.

    Environment Required: They need bright light and adequate watering to grow. Household humidity is ideal for the plant.

    7. Jessenia Pothos

    Jessenia Pothos

    Jessenia Pothos or Epipremnum Jessenia is characterized through its green, heart shaped leaves. It’s growth rate is comparatively slower.

    Environment Required: They prefer indirect bright sunlight and slightly moist soil. The plant is propagated by cutting stems and leaves.

    8. Satin Pothos

    Satin Pothos

    Satin Pothos can be easily grown in warm climates. It has got beautiful variegated foliage. The leaves are big and dark green. 

    Growth Dimensions: Satin Pothos grow up to a height of around 3 feet.

    Environment Required: These like to live in bright but indirect sunlight.

    9. Njoy Pothos

    Njoy Pothos

    Njoy Pothos is a perennial houseplant with unusual foliage. It requires partial shade to grow.

    Growth Dimensions: The usual plant height is around 8 inches.

    Environment Required: Njoy Pothos are humidity tolerant. Partial shade is preferred by the plant. The plant must be repotted every two to three years. Tip layering must be done while pruning it.

    10. Silver Pothos

    Silver Pothos

    Silver Pothos is a hybrid of Scindapsus Pictus. It has sheen and elegant foliage and dark green leaves with silvery spots.

    Growth Dimensions: Silver Pothos grow around 3 feet tall.

    Environment Required: Like most pothos, silver pothos also prefers bright but indirect sunlight.

    11. Jade Pothos

     Jade Pothos

    Being a succulent, Jade has thick, oval shaped fleshy leaves with a bit of reddish appearance on its edges.

    Growth Dimensions: It can grow up to 2 inches long.

    Benefits: They have healing properties and can cure nausea and diarrhea.

    Environment Required: The environment for Jade Plant is to have reasonable sunlight and less watering.

    Special Precautions: If excessive water is provided, they may get damaged.

    12. Crassula Ovata Botany Bay

    Crassula Ovata Botany Bay

    It is a flowering plant that produces pinkish white color flowers in the autumn season or early winters.

    Growth Dimensions: It can grow up to a height of around 1 meter.

    Environment Required: Medium sized containers or plant boxes are ideal to keep the plant. The soil must be rich in moisture.

    13. Glacier Pothos

    Glacier Pothos

    Glacier Pothos is characterized by it’s green foliage variegated with white, silver and grey marks. The growth rate of the plant is slow.

    Growth Dimensions: Glacier Pothos can grow up to a height of around 60 inches.

    Environment Required: They need moderate temperature for their growth.

    14. Pachira Aquatica

    Pachira Aquatica

    Pachira Aquatica is native to Central and South America. The other names of it include Malabar Chestnut, French Peanut and Saba nut. It is characterized by it’s shiny green leaves and showy flowers.

    Growth Dimensions: The plant can grow up to a height of 18 meters and produce fruits of around 12 inches.

    Environment Required: It requires plenty of sunlight to grow.

    Benefits: They produce nuts that are edible. 

    15. Lunaria Annua Money Plant

    Lunaria Annua Money Plant

    This flowering plant is native to South west Asia and Balkans. It is a temperate region annual plant having oval shaped pointed leaves.

    Growth Dimensions: It grows up to 90 centimeters tall.

    Environment Required: This plant does well in moderate light and well drained soil.

    16. Pilea Peperomioides Money Plant

    Pilea Peperomioides Money Plant

    It is also known as Chinese money plant. It is one of the evergreen succulents having dark green colored leaves that are round in shape.

    Growth Dimensions: The plant grows around 30 centimeters in height. Its growth is rapid.

    Environment Required: Temperature around 10 degrees Celsius is ideal for the plant. It can be propagated easily through cutting.

    17. Silver Vine

    Silver Vine

    Silver Vine is a species of flowering plant. It is native to Bangladesh, Philippines, Java, Sumatra, Thailand and Malaysia. It is a climber. The leaves are pinnately lobed.

    Growth Dimensions: It usually grows up to a height around 3 meters.

    Environment Required: It requires moist soil and indirect sunlight.

    18. Heart Leaf Philodendron

    Heart Leaf Philodendron

    Heart Leaf Philodendron belongs to the family Araceae. They have leaves which are around 12 inches long.

    Growth Dimensions: Being a climber, the height of a Philodendron can reach up to 3 to 6 meters tall.

    Environment Required: These require a minimum temperature around 15 degrees celsius. They are temperate region plants.

    19. Pigmyweed Plant

    Pigmyweed Plant

    Pigmyweed Plant is a succulent native to South Africa. It has the ability to withstand frost up to a certain extent.

    Growth Dimensions: It can grow up to a height of 2 feet.

    Environment Required: Excessive frost may lead to plant exhaustion.

    20. Arrowhead Plant

    Arrowhead Plant

    Arrowhead Plant is native to Latin America, Mexico and Bolivia. Being a creeper, it needs support to grow. The leaves of the plant are in white and yellow colors.

    Growth Dimensions: Arrowhead Plant grows up to a height of around two feet.

    Environment Required: The temperature must be in between 15 – 25 degrees Celsius. The plant needs adequate humidity and humus rich soil along with timely watering.

    Benefits: It filters toxins like benzene, formaldehyde and toluene and xylene. It also increases humidity in the atmosphere.

    21. Dieffenbachia

    Dieffenbachia

    It is a tropical flowering plant native to Argentina, West Indies and Mexico.

    Growth Dimensions: The plant is around 3 to 6 inches tall and 1 to 3 feet wide.

    Environment Required: The ideal temperature for the plant is around 62 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Dry but moderately moist soil and indirect sunlight is required for this plant.

    22. Silver Philodendron

    Silver Philodendron

    Silver Philodendron is used in the form of ornamental plants. They produce berries which are edible and have got large leaves.

    Environment Required: The perfect temperature for this plant is 15 to 18 degrees Celsius. The soil must be moist and partial shade is required.

    Benefits:  These produce berries which are consumed by people.

    Special Precautions: Consumption of this plant may cause several diseases.

    23. Philodendron Hederaceum

    Philodendron Hederaceum

    Spade leaf Philodendron is a flowering plant native to central America and Caribbean. This climber has got heart shaped glossy leaves and is a temperate region plant.

    Growth Dimensions: It usually grows up to a height of 3 to 6 meters.

    Environment Required: The temperature must not be below 15 degrees Celsius.

    Special Precautions: The plant contains calcium oxalate crystals which are toxic to pets.

    24. Philodendron Selloum

    Philodendron Selloum

    It is also known as lacy tree Philodendron and is native to South America, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina. This tropical plant prefers warm climates.

    Growth Dimensions: It’s leaves grow around 1.5 meters long.

    Environment Required: Full sun is required and the soil must be moisture rich.

    Special Precautions: It may be poisonous if consumed.

    25. Philodendron Gloriosum

    Philodendron Gloriosum

    It is a flowering plant native to Colombia. The leaves are heart shaped with a velvety texture on it.

    Growth Dimensions: The leaves grow around 25 centimeters long.

    Environment Required: Frequent watering is required for the plant. Timely addition of necessary fertilizers will add up to the plant’s growth.

    CONCLUSION:

    Money plant is preferred more because of the myth that the plant is responsible for it’s owner’s wealth and prosperity. The actual benefit that it provides is the filtration of air. Its presence in the house will, undoubtedly, keep the atmosphere clean and the people of the place healthy. Apart from these benefits, it adds up to the beauty of the garden and does not even require a lot of care and attention.