How and when to prune the money plant

The Money Factory (Whorled Plectranthus) is a preferred choice for decorating patios, terraces and even the interior of the house.

Its ease of cultivation and the possibility of growing it as a hanging plant they mean that almost every household benefits from some species or subspecies of that family.

This plant reproduces easily by cuttings, and in spring and summer, when the good weather arrives, it emits many buds and can produce hundreds and hundreds of leaves that cover all the spaces in the pot.

Therefore, in this article we want to show you how to prune money planta simple and quick operation that will rejuvenate your plant and promote faster and more vigorous bud break.

When is the best time to prune the money plant?

The best time of year to prune the money plant is at end of winter Is early spring. This time is indicated because sprouting of new stems begins and we can see those that have lost their vigor, are chlorotic (yellow) or are aged.

To do this, use sharp scissors and cut at 45º angles. As it is quite a fleshy plant, you won’t have much trouble making the cuts.

How to prune the money plant

This rejuvenation size consists of cut the length of the stems, Around a 50-70% of its sizedepending on its length.

Do not suffer by pruning too much, as the money plant is very vigorous and develops new shoots quickly.

If you have something big rod but it has few leaves, you can also reduce its size by 50%, stimulating the formation of new buds to increase the density of foliage.

After flowering, it’s also a good idea to befriend the scissors and cut the stems from their base, as overall they disfigure the look of the plant with long stems left bare .

How often to prune the money plant

In general, the silver plant will need annual pruningin late winter or early spring. With this it will be enough to maintain a plant with a geometric shape, balanced and well developed.

Small plants or plants not yet developing long shoots (less than 50 cm in length) no need to pruneunless they have a problem of premature aging (hydric stress for example), or if they have been affected in the past by the action of a pest.

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Tips for a Yellow Money Plant

It is quite common for him to suffer from a few issues and become chlorotic. In fact, this determines that the money plant should be pruned to look aged and unattractive.

In most cases, the loss of vigor and the natural green color of a healthy plant is a sign that it is suffering from one of these variables:

  • Lack of light
  • Excess direct sun
  • Substrate too wet

The lack of light Inability for the silver plant to carry out photosynthesis correctly, so it cannot generate enough chlorophyll, the compound that generates the natural greenness of a crop.

Faced with this problem, place your plant in an area with more light, but without direct sunlight.

In the summer, if we place our silver plant in direct contact with the sunexcess heat will cause the original greenness to be lost and the plant will be drier, less fleshy and chlorotic.

It is advisable to look for a less sunny place, but without losing good lighting.

Finally, an excess of passion in his care will let’s watermost of the time without checking if the substrate is still moist before the next watering.

As a general rule, for most plants, submerging is better than overwatering.

A silver factory with good leaf density (a sign of good pruning) keeps the substrate more humid by protecting it from the sun’s rays and its evaporation.

Solutions

After solving the previous problems or just after pruning the money plant, it is worth stimulating germination again with the use of fertilizers, although we also recommend certain biostimulants, specifically amino acids.

With a sprayer, apply any source of amino acids (vegetable or animal) at a rate of 2ml/L of waterby spraying 1 time per week for 1 whole month.

Also, we will use a high nitrogen liquid fertilizer and we will apply at the rate of 1ml/L of water1 watering per week throughout the spring.

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CULTIVES Plant Fertilizer with Amino Acids 1 L. Ecological fertilizer that promotes the growth of your plants indoors and outdoors. Increased productivity

  • Formulated with amino acids obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis which improves the biological efficiency of the crop.
  • Formulated with amino acids obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis which improves the biological efficiency of the crop.
  • Rapid assimilation and translocation save plant energy in protein synthesis, allowing it to activate physiological functions related to budding, flowering and fruiting, thereby increasing productivity
  • Its effects on the plant are multiple: They act on chlorophyll by improving photosynthesis. They are involved in the regulation of plant growth. They act on the elongation of the pollen tube, improving pollination and fruit set.
  • It presents a perfectly balanced aminogram with positive effects on photosynthesis, pollination and chelation capacity.

East amino acid suitable for organic farming It can be used both in foliar application and in fertigation.

Applied via irrigation, it will promote greater root development and will give vigor to the plant, therefore, its application on all types of ornamental plants in early spring is recommended.

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