Quit your job and get a money plant! Who needs to work when you have got a plant that rakes in the cash?
Of course, we’re kidding. Don’t give up your day job just yet. However, you may still want to grab yourself a money plant. Why? While a money plant won’t magically make you rich, they are rumored to bring good luck and prosperity into your home.
A plant that looks great and also brings good luck? Sounds too good to be true, right? Let’s get to the bottom of these so-called magical money plants, find out just what sets them apart, and discover 7 types of money plants you’d be crazy not to want for your home!
What is a Money Plant?
Money plants are house plants that are rumored to bring wealth and prosperity to your home. There are lots of different types of money plants, from the Chinese Money Plant (which has earned its name from its round coin-like leaves) to the Jade Plant (whose slow and steady growth symbolizes the steady accumulation of growth).
While there are lots of different money plant types (money plants can even be different species), they all share one thing in common. They are believed to be connected with getting rich - or at least richer! This is because of 2 ancient concepts called Feng Shui and Vastu.
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese concept that the placement of objects in a home affects the flow of energy. This includes plants. According to Feng Shui, placing a type of money plant in the right place in your home can bring prosperity and wealth. Yes, it really is as simple as that!
Vastu is a similar but distinct concept that originates from Ancient India. Vastu concurs. Money plants are a good luck charm - particularly in the financial department!
Where shall I keep my Money Plant?
So, to get the benefits of a money plant, all you need to do is put it anywhere in your house, right? Wrong! In fact, according to the ancient concepts of Feng Shui and Vastu, the supposed benefits of different types of money plants only come into fruition if you place your money plant in the right place in your home.
So, what is the right place?
Well, according to these philosophies, money plants must be kept in the southeast direction of the house. This is because this is the direction associated with abundance, stability, and wealth. In fact, if you place your money plant in the east-west direction, your money plant supposedly will have the opposite effect. Nobody wants that!
How to care for Money Plant types?
As we mentioned, there are lots of different money plant types. This means there is no set way of caring for a money plant. Our advice? When you pick your money plant type, look up its specific care requirements and work from there.
However, there are some general care tips for all different types of money plants - these care tips come from Vastu. According to Vastu, in order to reap the financial benefits of all money plant types, your money plant must be kept inside, and its vines should not touch the ground. Your money plant also should not be allowed to dry out and any dry leaves should be removed.
What are the other benefits of different types of Money Plants?
So, money plants are aptly named for their symbolic connection with acquiring wealth… but, what else do they have to offer?
Firstly, the reason why a lot of different types of money plants have gained their reputation is because of their ability to easily prosper. Aka, they grow easily and don’t need much looking after. This is a massive tick in the right box for any plant parent.
As well as this, as house plants, all different types of money plants have the ability to remove toxins from the air. This was confirmed by NASA’s clean air study, and is another massive tick in the money plant department.
Different types of money plants…
1. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides)
The Chinese Money Plant is one of the most popular money plants, known for its round coin-like leaves. Easy to care for, this money plant type grows quickly and is easy to propagate - making it easy to share the wealth! This Chinese Money Plant can also be bought in a Kokodama - an eco-friendly alternative to your average plant pot.
2. Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)
Much-loved for its thick waxy green leaves which symbolize growth and wealth, the Jade Plant originates from Asia, but is a popular choice across the world. In fact, you’re likely to see them at the entrance to your local Chinese takeaway!
3. Money Tree
Literally called a ‘money tree’, this leafy tree is fast-growing and low maintenance, hence its connection with prosperity and luck. It is also often given as a gift for special occasions and accomplishments.
4. Golden Pothos
The Golden Pothos is speedy and easy grower - making it another plant connected with gaining wealth. What do we love about it? Its vibrant green leaves with beautiful gold flecks! Want even more good luck? Try on the large Golden Pothos for size.
5. Swiss Cheese Plant
The Swiss Cheese Plant is another plant associated with upward energy and prosperity. With its magnificent large green leaves - we can understand why! This plant is also super easy to grow, making it a great option for plant beginners.
6. Golden Queen
With a name like ‘Golden Queen’, it’s clear why this plant has earned its associations with wealth and abundance. Its unique white and green leaves are queen-like but don’t be fooled, this plant isn’t a diva. In fact, it’s really easy to care for!
7. Lucky Bamboo
Our next money plant type? The Lucky Bamboo! As the name suggests, this plant is ‘lucky’ which is why it is associated with gaining fortune. Supposedly, the more stalks your plant has, the more prosperity you will receive. The plot-twist? This plant isn’t actually bamboo - it just looks like it!
The final cut…
Now we know everything about all of these different types of money plants, we can see why so many people across the globe choose to have them in their homes. Whether they do in fact bring wealth, riches, and prosperity, we will never know. All we can say is, with so many beautiful different types of money plants available to us, it would be a real waste not to knab one for your home.
And you might as well pop it in the southeast corner of your house… just for good luck!