The money plant is also known as Lunaria silver dollar plants. The money plant hail from Europe and they are one of the first flowers grown in the dooryard gardens of the New World for their pods and edible roots. The money plants are members of the family Brassicaceae or mustard family, which is evident in their foliage: the plants are fast-growing plant with single stems that can reach about two feet (61 cm.) high with broad oval leaves that are coarsely toothed. Actually there is nothing mustard-like about the flowers. The flowers are delicate, four-petaled, pink to purple blossoms grown in racemes or clusters atop the long stems and they bloom in early to midsummer. Actually the seed pods produced by these dainty flowers are what make caring for a money plant worthwhile. By late summer, the large flat seed pods have dried to silvery discs that show off the seeds inside. 

  Furthermore, once you have learned how to plant them, the plants tend to become permanent additions to the landscape and pop up anywhere except where you wanted them. The Money plants certainly aren’t suitable for more formal gardens, but they can be a delight elsewhere. However, there are many good reasons for caring for money plants in your garden.  


Why Grow Money Plants

 Actually nothing interests kids in flower gardening like learning about how to grow Lunaria silver dollar plant. The seeds actually sprout easily and the plants grow quickly. The plant flowers are delightful and no kids can resist those fascinating seed pods. Lunaria silver dollar plant care instructions are easy to follow and the plants are easy to ignore! The plant will happily grow in a patch of weeds. Nothing is as surprising as the Lunaria silver dollar plant. Growing info usually points this out as a negative because the silver dollar’s papery pods are carried like kites on the wind and germinate where they fall. While money plants are biennials, growing one year and flowering the next, the plants are so prolific and they are often mistaken for perennials and considered invasive. What the Lunaria silver dollar plant growing info usually fails to mention is they are so much easier to weed out than most other garden annoyances. The dried stalks of the money plant makes excellent additions to dried flower arrangements created from your landscape either in conjunction with other plants, such as grasses, or alone clustered in a vase.


How to Grow Money Plant

 Lunaria silver dollar plant care instructions are easy and straightforward. The Money plant seeds can be directly sown at any time from spring to fall but are very easy to plant in the spring. Sprinkle the seeds on the earth and cover them with a light coating of soil and water well. They actually prefer a sunny location, but they will grow very well in semi-shade and they have no particular preference for soil type, which is why they are so likely to turn up growing among your more fussy garden plants. Anywhere is home to a Lunaria silver dollar plant! Care for the plant usually include at least one dose of general use fertilizer per year, however they can still accept whatever you offer surrounding plants. Once they germinate, caring for the plants is very simple. If the weather becomes too dry the plant appreciate a little water but not too much. The only thing a money plant objects to is soggy feet. 

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