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Money Tree

SCENTIFIC NAME: Pachira aquatica

KNOWN AS: Braided Money Tree, Guiana Chestnut, Saba Nut

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Central & South America | Tropical Wetland

DESCRIPTION: This indoor tree is often sold with a decorative trunk. People believe it brings good luck, but we like it even if that wasn't the case. The bright green leaves bring a cheerful vibe to your home.

Money Tree Care

When you water the Money Tree, they like a good, thorough drink. But you don't want their roots sitting in water—so make sure to dump out any excess water that collects in the drainage tray and wait to water again until the top inch or so of soil has dried.
If you want your Money Tree to thrive, it needs medium to bright, indirect light. It prefers to lean towards the sun, but make sure to give it even light every day and turn it every few waterings so it grows evenly.
You can help your Money Tree thrive by providing it with more humidity. Try grouping it with other plants that need humidity, or place it in a humid spot like the kitchen or bathroom. If you want to be sure that your tree has enough humidity, use a humidifier.
This plant is comfortable in most indoor temperatures, but may complain if it is too cold or dry.
This plant is safe for your whole family. Pets and children can be around this plant without any danger of being poisoned.
You can propagate Money Trees by taking a cutting from the top of the stem. This is where there is new growth. Try to cut a section with 3-4 leaf bundles and cut just below the lowest leaf. Remove the lower leaves so you have a clear stem before rooting in water or another medium. Money Trees can be a bit more stubborn to root than other plants, so it can help to dip the cut stem in rooting hormone first. Once the roots are a few inches long you can pot up your new Money Tree!

Hanging Heights

Money Tree Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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