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How to Care for a Pachira Plant (Money Tree)
The Malabar chestnut (Pachira aquatica)
Plant hardiness zones 9b to 11, Department of Agriculture
Out in the open this can plant can grow up to 60 feel tall, up to 7 feet indoors.
Usually this plant is sold with a braided trunk which symbolizes locking in the luck or money.
Money Tree has become very popular, especially in the office and is very easy to grow.
Symbol of good luck and prosperity.
Prefers indirect light and will tolerate low light which is why they grow so well in the office. As the money tree grows the lower leaves may slowly turn yellow and fall. Or, you can just prune them off as needed.
Indoor growing once the Money Tree has been thoroughly watered the plant can go 10 days before watering again. Water just enough so the plant does sit in water.
The soil on top can go slightly dry before adding more water. Putting sphagnum moss on top of soil can help the plant stay moist longer.
In the spring is a good time to start fertilizing. I would fertilize every other month half strength starting in February until September and let rest for the winter.
Any indoor fertilizer, or a time release fertilizer.
Money Trees can be pruned as they get taller and leggy. Cut back any yellow leaves and prune down to keep the shape full. Sometimes a braided stem may die and may lose one part of the plant.
You may have purchased your Money Tree in a 6″ container. After a few years you can transplant into a 8-10″ new container with clean potting soil. New shoots may grow from the bottom away from the main stalk.
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