About Money Plant
Most commonly known for its papery, coin-like pods, the biennial Money Plant (or Lunaria) actually has a deep purple flower bloom as well! Growing up to 36", it makes an excellent edging plant, and is of course also superb for dried flower arrangements.
When to Plant Money Plant Seeds
Direct sow your seeds outdoors after the threat of frost has passed. You can also start seeds in the fall for flowers and fruits to appear the following year.
Where to Plant Money Plant Seeds
Money plants prefer full sun or partial shade. It thrives in organically rich, moist and well-drained soils. It's best to avoid dry soils!
How to Plant Money Plant Seeds
Money Plant seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Learn more about germination light requirements here.
Prepare your seedbed outdoors and sow seeds. Cover lightly with soil, only about 1/4". Space plants 4-6" apart. During the first year, you can expect your money plant to produce just foliage. The second year, it will produce flowers. After it's flowering season, money plants will typically die. However, it easily reseeds itself once established, and will continue to produce flowers each year.
How to Care for Money Plant
Water your money plant every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry in between. If plants start to look leggy or wilted, it is best to use natural fertilizers like cow manure, compost, or chicken manure. Fertilize once a month in the spring and summer or when your plant is producing baby plants.