How to Grow Money Plant in Water | Growing Pothos in Water

Last Updated: 19.10.2023
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Learn How to Grow Money Plant in Water in this article and bring this good luck charm to your home without having to deal with the messy soil!

What is a Money Plant?

How to grow money plant in water

The money plant is a very less demanding houseplant, making it quite popular for first-time gardeners. The plant is also extremely popular as it brings good luck to your home. Apart from that, the plant is also famous for its air-purifying capabilities. You can easily grow money plants both indoors and outdoors: it can do well in various kinds of climates. It is possible to keep this plant only in water, as its growing medium, without any requirement of soil.

Common Names: Golden Ivy, Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, Silvervine, Ceylon Creeper

Propagating a Money Plant

It is pretty easy to propagate the money plant from cuttings. You either get a healthy plant from a nursery or acquire the cuttings from a mature plant at home. To propagate your money plant, get a healthy stem, and cut a 4-6 inch section below the root node. Do remember to keep a few leaves at the top attached. Your cuttings are now ready to be planted, and you can propagate it in the medium of your choice.

Also Read: 9 Top Varieties of Pothos Plant

How to Grow Money Plant in Water

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Growing a money plant in water is as easy as growing it in soil. It is even easier! The following section will tell you all about the requirements and steps you need to follow to propagate the money plant in water.


For growing a money plant in the water, you’ll need the following:

  • A glass bottle, vase, or jar, preferably with a wide mouth
  • Clean and freshwater/ Tap water
  • Fertilizer (if required)

Steps to follow

  1. Take a glass jar, preferably a transparent one, as you can easily check on the development of the roots in the new plant. But you can always change into a dark-color vase to obstruct the light for reducing the growth of algae.
  2. Fill it with fresh and clean water. These plants also perform well in tap water. If the water contains chlorine, then let it sit for at least 12 hours to evaporate the chemical.  After that, you can fill the jar with this water.
  3. Although this step is not compulsory, you can add fertilizer into this jar before adding the plant into it. This will encourage the better growth of the plant. You can use an all-purpose fertilizer with a balanced strength of 1/6 to 1/4.
  4. After the fertilizer application, your jar is now ready for the plantation of the plant into it. Put the plant from the cut side down into the water and make sure that the lower end does not have any leaves on it and the nodes are soaking in water.

Also Read: How To Grow Money Plant in Plastic Bottle?

How to Take Care of Money Plant in Water?

If you are wondering about how to maintain a money plant in the water? Here are some pointers for the care and maintenance of the plant.

  • Make sure to change the water in the jar at least once a week, as the roots require oxygen for proper growth, which the water loses with time.
  • It is suggested to add the dilute liquid fertilizer of 1/4 strength to water. You can add this fertilizer to the water every 4-6 weeks.
  • Place your pot in a spot where it gets a lot of bright but indirect sunlight.  The direct afternoon sun may adversely affect and may even damage the growth of your plant.
  • Regularly clean the vase or jar in which you are keeping your money plant to keep any algae at bay. Make sure to replace the plant in another pot of water while cleaning the first one.
  • Please have patience, as it will take a few weeks before you can start seeing the root growth.
  • Exposure to temperatures less than 10°C may also damage the growth and foliage of the plant.

Interesting Facts About Money Plant

Here are some interesting facts about the Pothos plant, you would love to know!

  • According to a study by NASA, Money plant improves air quality by removing harmful toxins like formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene.
  • Money Plant can grow up to a 50 feet tall tree when grown in wild forests.
  • Each branch of this indoor plant has five glossy bright green leaves. With reference to Feng Shui, the five leaves represent water, fire, wood, metal, and earth respectively.

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