Trees and plants provide shelter, food, pure air, and many other useful benefits to humans. Many indoor plants are believed to bring prosperity and good luck. These include basil, jasmine, lemon, sage, lavender, roses, orchids, and rosemary. Researchers studied houseplants as a way to purify the air and observed that some volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are filtered out from the air by several indoor plants. (The studies that proved plants could filter indoor air were undertaken in space facilities by NASA and their collaborators.)
Besides other benefits, money plant (Scindapsus aureus, or Epipremnum aureum) is believed to bring prosperity and luck. Scindapsus aureus is the scientific name of the "money plant" grown in homes in Asia. Besides "money plant," other commonly used names for this plant are "pothos," "silver vine," "devil's ivy," and "Solomon Islands ivy."
This plant is native to Southeastern Asia and New Guinea. It belongs to the Araceae family, which contains more than 100 genera.
The plant is called a money plant because its leaves (round, flat, heart-shaped, dark green, and plump) resemble coins. It is a perennial and may be grown as either a trailer or a climber. Young plants bear three to four-inch-long heart-shaped leaves. This plant is grown mainly indoor.
Common Name: ZZ plant
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Native Range: Eastern and southern tropical Africa
Zone: 9 to 10
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: Seasonal bloomer
Bloom Description: White spadix with green spathe
Sun: Part shade to full shade
The ZZ is a rhizome plant that's a real joy to grow and to have displayed within a home. Many people mention it's a slow grower, however, one I grew one a few years go that only took about 3 years to grow stems as long as 2ft, which is not that slow. I think how quick it grows will depend on how much sun light the plant gets (do not allow the plant to sit in direct sunlight - though).