Pro Tips for Caring for your Money Plant During the Winter Season
Plants need their aesthetic comfort just like that in order to reach their full potential and lead happy, healthy lives! Your money plant is not immune to life-threatening challenges during the winter, even if they live in a temperature-controlled climate. So for successful winter money plant care, you need the right resources and right care. Here are some tips for taking good care of your money plant during the winter!
Before we start with the blog let us brief you about money plants. Money tree is a perfect indoor leafy plant to give a tropical feel to your home. Native to northern South America from Mexico, the money tree is also very popular in Taiwan and other East Asian countries.
Here are Some Tips to Care for your Money Plant During Winters:
- The ideal temperature for a favorable plant growth varies from plant to plant. But most plants do well in temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Water your money tree when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water the plant until it drains through the drainage hole and remove excess water from the saucer.
- Your money tree likes a little extra humidity so make sure you increase the humidity in the winter months with a pebble tray or humidifier. It will also appreciate a year-round regular misting using mister.
- Feed once a month in spring and summer when it is producing new leaves with a water-soluble, well-balanced plant food at half the recommended potency, such as our all-purpose fertilizer (20-20-20) . No fertilizer is needed during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Always make sure the soil is moist before applying any fertilizer.
- Move plants closer to windows and/or provide supplemental lighting. Stop using fertilizer (heavy feeders like spider plants and some ferns can get too diluted fertilizer until the deepest mid-winter months.
- Install pebble trays and/or mist ferns and other moisture-loving plants for warm, dry air from heaters and fireplaces (but don't overdo it : too much moisture can easily lead to winter rot or fungal issues).
- Another important tip for caring for plants in winter is to be careful of pests and insects. They shouldn't come near your green friend. Keep an eye out for pests, especially if you just brought an outdoor plant indoors for the winter season. A spider can infect these plants and thus may thoroughly wash the leaves from time to time.
Some Facts about Money Plant:
- The money plant is native to Moorea in French Polynesia.
- Common names are Golden Pothos, Ceylon Creeper, Ivy Arum, Silver Vine, Taro Vine and Solomon Islands Ivy.
- Money plant is a common houseplant in temperate, tropical and subtropical regions of the world such as Australia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
- One of the most interesting things about the money plant is that it is effective in attracting wealth and enhancing good luck.
- The five leaves on each branch represent the five elements of nature – fire, water, air, metal and wood.