money plant


plural money plants
: a European biennial plant (Lunaria annua) of the mustard family that is often grown for its ornamental disk-shaped seedpods called also honesty, silver dollar plant
: pothos
: an aquatic perennial plant (Hydrocotyle vulgaris) of the carrot family that is native to northern Africa and southern Europe and has small umbrella-shaped leaves that float on the surface of water see pennywort

see also chinese money plant compare money tree

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The pods — technically siliques — of the honesty plant (also called a money plant) are transparent. Robert Llewellyn And Teri Dunn Chace, Discover Magazine, 14 Sep. 2015 The shiny leaves of money plant look almost like those of schefflera or umbrella plant, adding a tropical touch to any room. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Sep. 2022 Water your money plant once every one to two weeks, or when the soil volume is 50 to 75% dry. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2022 Shown here are seed pods of lupine, common milkweed, hibiscus, and money plant (Lunaria annua), which produces seeds enclosed in translucent silvery discs. Penelope O'sullivan, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Aug. 2022 One of the best Feng Shui plants for good energy, the money plant is believed to bring luck, wealth and prosperity to its owners. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2022 Pilea peperomioides, or Chinese money plant, is a petite plant that’s charming on an end table. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 10 Mar. 2021 Amanda proudly posed with her favorite: a Chinese money plant. Damona Hoffman, Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2020 Spider plants, money plants, African violets, and bamboo are all safe to keep near Fido, just to name a few. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, 6 Mar. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of money plant was in 1880

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“Money plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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