Money Tree

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Money Tree

Pachira aquatica

Money Tree Plant Features

  1. While it doesn’t immediately produce dollars, money tree is said bring good luck and is a favorite plant for applications of Feng Shui.
  2. The tree offers shiny, hand-shaped leaves that lend it a decidedly tropical appearance.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

Light

  • Indoors: High light

Colors

  • Green

Water

  • Constantly moist soil, Medium water needs

Special Features

  • Purifies the air
  • Super-easy to grow

Complement your Money Tree with these varieties:

Calathea
Calathea is a lovely way to provide an interesting groundcover effect in a pot with a tall money tree.

Baby’s Tears
Soften the look of your money plant’s container by giving it a skirt of soft baby’s tears.

Peace Lily
Peace lily looks fantastic with money tree and both appreciate moist potting mix.

Plants Connected to this Article:

  • Lucky Bamboo -Dracaena sanderiana

  • Glowee -Sansevieria trifasciata

  • 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

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2 thoughts on “Money Tree

    Lucky Bamboo « Galaxy Dreams said:
    July 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    […] Money Tree Grow lucky bamboo for good luck and money tree for good fortune! Both plants are a cinch to cultivate and look good together. […]

    Glowee « Galaxy Dreams said:
    July 22, 2015 at 6:14 pm

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