Money plant variegated, commonly known as Scindapsus Goldking, is a slow-growing tropical evergreen climber in the Arum family. Outdoor plants typically grow to 3-6’ (less frequently to 10’) tall if grown through a tree, over a pergola, or against a wall. Sometimes leaves on a mature plant will have both entire and pinnate leaves. This plant is typically cultivated in its juvenile phase which features ovate, entire leaves (3-4” long) with heart-shaped bases. Each leaf is satin-textured and matte green to deep green above decorated with irregular silver-gray blotches, but paler and unblotched beneath.
Planting & Caring –
Popularly grown as a houseplant, achieving its best indoor container growth at room temperatures ranging from 65 to 85 degrees Avoid temperatures that dip below 60 degrees F. because the cooler air may damage plant foliage. Containers are best placed in bright indirect light. Avoid direct sun. Use a peaty potting mix. Apply fertilizer monthly and keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season, but reduce fertilizing and watering over winter. Pinch stems to shape as needed. New plants are easily propagated from 4-inch stem cuttings taken in spring or early summer.