Epipremnum aureum: Money Plant, Pothos

Family: Araceae
Common name: Golden pothos, Money plant

Commonly known as money plant, this is one of the best indoor plants and can survive in near-zero sunlight. Hence the plant is also called Devil’s ivy or devil’s vine since it’s almost impossible to kill. It can be grown equally well in soil or in water, though the water has to be changed frequently to prevent mosquito larvae growing in it.

The leaves range in color from light, almost-phosphorescent yellow, to marbled green, light green and dark green. Money plants can grow to a height of 20 meters climbing by means of aerial roots that cling on to walls and other rough surfaces.

Money plants are very popular indoor plants because of their ability to remove pollutants from the air. The leaves can be mildly toxic to house pets and also to humans.

Propagation is through stem cuttings, with very good success rate. The cuttings could be kept in water for 2-3 weeks for rooting, before being planted in soil.

Photo Courtesy: Tisa Sanoj, Femina Ajith