Money TreePachira aquatica
[ Pot Size: 6'' - 7'' | Height: 14" - 18" ]
The Malabar chestnut (Pachira aquatica), also known as the money tree plant, is considered to be a symbol of good luck and prosperity. The money tree plant prefers indirect light and will tolerate low light conditions. If the plant begins to yellow or wither, it needs more light. Water every seven to 10 days or when the top 3 or 4 inches of the soil are dry, keeping the deeper soil moist, but not wet. Trees may need more water in hot environments or when the indoor air is dry. Send plants to NYC from Plantshed.com, 7 days a week.
- Geographic Origin: Central & South America
- Features: Low-Maintenance; Pet-Friendly
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Great For: Medium Sunlight; Fluorescent Light
Plant Care Guide
Bright, indirect sunlight but will also live in spaces with fluorescent lighting as long as plant is not moved too much. Avoid direct sunlight.
Prefers soil to mostly dry out so check about once every 2 weeks or so. Water less in winter when plant is dormant. Avoid getting water on trunk as this may cause rot to form. Responds well to high humidity.
Level of Care
Easy! Just avoid direct sunlight and don't overwater.
Money Trees remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed with a mild liquid, indoor plant fertilizer about once a month during the growing season. Do not fertilize in winter.
Prefers warm conditions 60-80°F. Keep away from drafty windows and air conditioners.
A peaty All-Purpose potting soil with good drainage works best. Be sure not to plant it in a pot that is too big, as this will hold more water than the plant will want.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune yellow or damaged leaves down to stem or trunk. Regular pruning will contain plant's growth. To propagate, dip stem cutting with several leaves into rooting hormone and then repot. Will take several weeks for roots to form.
Yes! Money Trees are non-toxic to dogs and cats.