How To Revive a Dying Money Plant: Causes & Fixes

A new task every day. I’ve noticed that over the past few days, I’ve woken up eagerly, eager to start the day, eager to sit down in front of my computer and begin composing articles. To be honest, I like this sensation and it encourages me even more. It was always intriguing to me, but in the last few days, something changed and I feel much more excited than ever before. Since I write about plants, how to care for them, and other related topics, I am aware that it is not a coincidence.

And I’m aware that this is the sole reason I am so driven; I enjoy gardening and plants a lot, and I do it professionally, therefore it’s a pleasure for me to share what I know about various plants and gardening-related topics. It’s fantastic that I was able to provide as much information as I could to help you locate the answers to your inquiries.

I’m going to talk about Money Plant this time. I am aware of its intriguing name, and it is a really lovely plant that, to be quite honest, is also one of my favorites. Its flat, rounded, and plumb leaves can come together to form a coin, which is why it is dubbed a money plant. It is stated that a poor guy from Taiwan is connected to the naming of this plant.

There may be times when you notice some abnormalities in your money plant. This indicates that something is wrong, and you should consider several factors before deciding whether you can figure out what is wrong with your plant, what the reasons are for its demise, and whether you can fix the issue or not. I’m here to address all of these questions, and that’s why. So let’s get going.

Why Is Your Money Plant Dying? – Causes/Ways To Fix It

Root Rot

Money Plants frequently get root rot, which is caused by overwatering, which causes the roots to remain moist for longer than necessary and is a sign of several bacterial and fungal infections. As a result, your money plant might die if you are unable to identify this problem sooner.

If you want to determine if your money plant has root rot or not, look at the leaves to see whether there are any black or brown patches. You can also tell if your money plant has root rot by the unpleasant smell of the soil.

If you notice that your money plant is dying as a result of root rot, you should take the plant from the container, remove the rotting roots, and then let the roots out in the sun to dry before replanting the plant in a new pot.


The majority of us may not be aware of all the issues that overwatering may lead to. Overwatering can result in root rot, which is a significant problem.

It can also cause leaves to become yellow or brown and cause the new leaves to fall off right away. Therefore, you must be aware that you are overwatering your money plant if you see one of these signs in the plant.

Thus, you should water your money plant on a schedule and no more than necessary to rejuvenate a plant that has been overwatered. Put your plant in the sun if you overwatered it to make it dry out more quickly than usual. I should also mention that you should inspect the soil to see whether it is dry enough before watering the plant.


When discussing plants, watering is an important topic. Therefore, it should go without saying that you must water your money plant as often as it demands; otherwise, your plant risked drowning.

As a result, you may notice that the leaves are getting dry, crispy, and brown before they start to fall.

If you observe that your money plant is exhibiting these signs, it is likely underwater. The first step in bringing your dying plant back to life is to start removing the dead and crispy leaves, and then properly hydrate it.

Pest Infestation

Due to their small size, these insects are difficult to identify. Your money plant will be invaded by insects, who will begin to consume all of the available nutrients, leading to the money plant’s unhealthy growth.

White stains and holes on the leaves are only a couple of the numerous signs of a pest infestation. The money plant will also develop much more slowly than usual.

If you find that the money plant has a pest infestation, the first thing you should do is sprinkle the money tree with a top-notch organic miticide. Alcohol can be used to accomplish the same task as the organic miticide.

Lighting Problems

Many plants only require direct light for approximately 6 hours a day, but when it comes to the money plant, things are different since it needs indirect light for 6 to 8 hours a day. But we must be aware that too much indirect light may harm the money plant as well.

If there is a lot of indirect light, we might observe many signs like droopy leaves and weak stems. If there is a lot of light, we can also see withering leaves.

Therefore, the first thing you should do if you see a lot of these symptoms is to move your money plant to suit its demands. Move it to a location where it can receive adequate indirect light for at least six hours if it requires light.

Final Words

And now, as I indicated at the beginning of this post, it is time to wrap up this amazing article. I say this since I enjoy talking about plants so much because it makes me feel better and more enthused. Giving you all the knowledge you want for your money plant so that you may grow it properly makes me very pleased. I thus believe that you may easily find the solutions to your queries in this post.

I’m hoping that everyone who reads this article will share my sentiments and be able to help their money plant recover if it experiences any of the aforementioned issues. Until then, bye.

Further Reading

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Aurora Hansen

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