Money Plants or Pothos could be found in almost every other Indian Household. A great indoor plant, let’s discover a little more about Pothos as we scroll through this page.
1. Scientifically known as Epipremnum aureum, Pothos originally belong to the Society Islands, French Polynesia. They can also be naturalised in Pacific Islands, West Indies, Australia, South and Southeast Asia.
2. Also known as Ceylon creeper, golden pothos, hunter’s robe, marble queen, taro vine, silver vine, devil’s eye, Solomon Islands ivy, ivy arum etc.
3. Money Plants were discovered in 1880 and were named Pothos aureus. That’s why they are also called Pothos.
4. Pothos survive more than the usual plants as they can stay green even in the dark.
5. Money Plant has been given the Award of the Golden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
6. Flowers were first seen to grow in 1962 and last in 1964. Now, usually flowers bloom with artificial hormone supplements.
7. Money Plants are evergreen plants that can grow up to 66 ft. They have leaves that can develop up to 39 inches long and 18 inches broad.
8. According to a study conducted by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Money Plants can be poisonous to dogs and cats. If consumed, it can cause oral irritation, vomiting and problems in swallowing to these pets.
9. Money plants can also be toxic to human beings. It can cause eczema, skin irritation if touched, burns and swells inside & around the mouth due to calcium oxalate present inside it.
Pothos are common houseplant. How long has it grown, or is it still juvenile?
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