Epipremnum aureum (Linden & André) G.S.Bunting

Etymology Genus "Upon the tree stump", likely referring to its climbing habit
Species Golden flower
Family Araceae
Synonyms Scindapsus aureus (Linden & André) Engl.
Common Names Money Plant
Status Exotic: Casual
Form Climber
Native Distribution Society Islands

Diagnostics:

An unmistakable climber with huge broad leaves when growing wild. The leaves are often variegated with shades of green (likely to be cultivars), with cuts along the blades, though not always present. The leaves when small, are somewhat heart-shaped. It can be found in most disturbed forests.


Interesting Facts:

The Money Plant is cultivated widely as an indoor plant because of its fast growth, ease of cultivation, and of course, growing well in shade.


Climbing form of the Money Plant. Notice the smaller leaves near the base, and the large ones on top.

A popular office plant.

It is often variegated with cuts along the blades.

Branching.


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Author: Jake
Posted: 2018-01-18 / Modified: 2018-01-26