Money Tree Plant Features
- While it doesn’t immediately produce dollars, money tree is said bring good luck and is a favorite plant for applications of Feng Shui.
- The tree offers shiny, hand-shaped leaves that lend it a decidedly tropical appearance.
- You may also see several money trees grown together in a single pot with their trunks braided together. This is common way to make it look more decorative and doesn’t harm the plant at all.
- Money tree is frequently used as a specimen for bonsai, as well, and can develop a fat, dense trunk.
Money Tree Growing Instructions
- No matter which way your money tree is shaped when you get it, the plant does best in a bright spot and regular watering.
- This is a good houseplant if you tend to overwater plants, as it appreciates (but doesn’t need) constantly moist soil.
- Being a tropical, money tree also appreciates abundant humidity.
- If the leaves start to have brown, crispy edges, placing it with other plants or near a small humidifier can help.
- You can prune money tree at any time. Pruning money tree will help it grow more full and bushy.
- Fertilize money tree two or three times in spring and summer with a regular houseplant fertilizer.
- You can fertilize it more frequently if you want it to grow faster. Make sure to follow the directions on the fertilizer package.
***Note:*** Money tree is not intended for human or animal consumption.
- Indoors: High light
- Constantly moist soil, Medium water needs
- Purifies the air
- Super-easy to grow
Complement your Money Tree with these varieties:
Calathea is a lovely way to provide an interesting groundcover effect in a pot with a tall money tree.
Soften the look of your money plant’s container by giving it a skirt of soft baby’s tears.
Peace lily looks fantastic with money tree and both appreciate moist potting mix.
Plants Connected to this Article:
Money Tree – Pachira aquatica
Baby’s Tears – Soleirolia soleirolii
Calathea – Calathea spp.
Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum spp.
Banana – Musa spp
Fern – Various
Peperomia – Peperomia spp.
Madagascar Dragon Tree – Dracaena marginata
Red Aglaonema – Aglaonema spp.
Elephant’s Ear – Alocasia spp.
Zebra Plant – Aphelandra squarrosa