How To Grow Money Plant?

What is a money plant?

Money plant is also known as the Pachira plant or the Malabar chestnut. This plant is native to Central and South America. Many people grow money plant as it is a good air purifier.

It belongs to the family of plants that includes pecans, walnuts, and chestnuts.

The money tree, as it is also called, is easily recognizable by its thick, shiny leaves. It can grow up to 12 meters in height with a trunk of about 12 inches in diameter. Pachira plant prefers an environment with plenty of sunlight and moist soil.

What is special about money plants?

Money plant is a houseplant that is popular for its ability to clean the air and remove toxins from it. It also has other benefits including reducing stress and increasing energy.

Why is the money plant also known as the “money tree”?

The money plant is also known as the money tree because it is a symbol of prosperity and wealth. The leaves of the money tree have a unique shape that resembles coins.

The ancient Chinese believed that the presence of this plant in your home or office will bring good fortune to you and your family.

In Feng Shui, it is said to represent wealth and prosperity. The five leaves you see on each stalk are thought to symbolize the five elements of earth, water, fire, wind and metal. If by chance you happen to come across a money tree with seven leaves, it is said that it will bring even more luck than usual.

Looking to gift friends who just started their business? A money plant (Pachira aquatica) could be the best option.

What type of environment does a it thrive in?

A money plant thrives in both direct and indirect light. The soil should be moist.

If you want to pot this plant, use well-draining potting mix or add some sand for extra porosity.

How do I take care of my money tree?

Here are some tips on how you can take care of your money plant if you wish to grow it:

  1. Keep the soil moist but not wet.
  2. Put it in an area with plenty of natural light.
  3. Avoid letting the leaves touch any other surface when watering it or moving it around.
  4. Water it once every week and fertilize it once a month for best results.

Step-by-step instructions for growing pachira aquatica from seeds

The following steps can be followed to grow money plants:

  1. Crack open the pod. Collect the seeds from the pods that are free from defects.
  2. Prepare a pot with 5 parts potting soil and 2 parts perlite.
  3. Add water and let it run through the medium until the excess water drains off.
  4. Plant one money tree seed in each pot.
  5. Place the pot in a warm, bright location.
  6. Water the potting soil daily to avoid dry-out.
  7. After one week, the seedling started to emerge.
  8. Grow the money plant under bright, indirect sunlight. Provide regular watering and transplant to a permanent location or pot once it is ready.

How often do I need to water my money plant?

According to Bloomscape, money tree likes deep but infrequent watering. The potted money tree should be watered until t runs from the drainage holes. Make sure your plant doesn’t get soaked in water to avoid root rot.

What are some signs that my money tree is dying?

Some signs that your money plant is dying are wilting leaves, yellow leaves, brown leaves, and dry leaves. If the leaves are wilted or turning yellow or brown or dry then it may be a sign that the plant is dying.

Should I fertilize my money plant?

Money plants need to be fertilized regularly, but it’s not necessary for them to get watered every day. If you want your money plant to grow faster, then you should fertilize it with liquid fertilizer every two weeks and water it every other day.

Pachira plants require pruning to remove yellow leaves. It’s best not to move Pachira plants a lot as they take time to adjust to their surroundings. You may notice fallen leaves when your money tree is relocated.

Money Plant
Money Tree

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