Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Wild Lark

Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)

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Money Tree (Pachira aquatica), also known as Guiana Chestnut or Malabar Chestnut, is a popular houseplant believed to bring good fortune and prosperity. Native to Central and South America, it is characterized by its braided trunk and lush, green leaves. Money Trees are relatively easy to care for, making them an excellent choice for beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts alike.

Money Tree Care Instructions:

  1. Light: Place your Money Tree in a location with bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but growth may be slower. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Water your Money Tree when the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch. Ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging and root rot. Be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

  3. Humidity: Money Trees prefer moderate humidity levels. To increase humidity, place a tray filled with water and pebbles underneath the pot, mist the leaves occasionally, or use a humidifier.

  4. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 65-80°F (18-27°C) for optimal growth. Money Trees can tolerate a range of temperatures but avoid exposing them to temperatures below 50°F (10°C) or sudden temperature changes.

  5. Fertilizer: Feed your Money Tree with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a half-strength solution to avoid over-fertilizing. Reduce feeding to once every 2-3 months during fall and winter.

  6. Pruning: Prune your Money Tree as needed to maintain its shape and size. Remove any yellow or brown leaves and trim the tips if they become damaged. You can also pinch back the growing tips to encourage bushier growth.

  7. Repotting: Repot your Money Tree every 2-3 years or when the roots outgrow the pot. Choose a well-draining potting mix and a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one. Be gentle when handling the roots, and water the plant thoroughly after repotting.

Pet-friendly or toxic to pets?

According to the ASPCA, Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) is non-toxic to cats and dogs. This plant is considered pet-friendly, making it a suitable choice for households with pets that may be prone to chewing on plants. However, it's always best to discourage your pets from chewing on plants, as even non-toxic plants can cause mild digestive upset if ingested in large quantities. If you have concerns about your pet's health, contact your veterinarian.