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Posted by In Bloom Florist on October 31, 2021 | Last Updated: November 1, 2021 Plants

November Plant: Money Tree

Our November Plant Of The Month:

Money Tree – Guiana Chestnut
Pachira aquatica

These cute mini-trees with a braided-like trunk are called Money Tree, or Guiana Chestnut. They make a great indoor tree and are low-maintenance houseplants. Keep reading for tips on how to care for them, and to learn where they come from.


Origin & Fun Facts
(so you can be the expert)

Native To: These plants are native to Central and South America.

In The Wild: They can be found in swamps out in the wild.

Species: These tropical wetland trees come from the mallow family Malvaceae and their scientific name is Pachira aquatica.

Fun Fact: According to a legend, the Money tree was named because of a man who prayed for money and becoming rich by growing multiple trees from one. Often people symbolize these plants as good luck plants, bringing wealth into a home, prosperity, and adding a sense of feng shui.


Caring is Preparing
(for the elements)

Sunlight:

Bright, indirect light is the most ideal. Do not place in direct sunlight due to sunburnt leaves.

Indoors:

You can keep a money tree in any room really, just avoid direct sunlight and corners of the room that receive no light.

Outdoors:

A covered porch will be a great place to show off your unique money tree plant..

Watering:

These plants love their humidity, keep them in a steamy bathroom for the ideal environment or create humidity tray of out small rocks and water, placing the plant on top.

Water when the top 4 inches of soil are dry to avoid over and under-watering.

Signs of too much water:

Yellowing leaves, squishy brown stems, and slow-draining soil.

Signs of too little water:

A wilting plant, and crisp leaves.


Styling Your Money Tree
(in the perfect location)

 

Indoors:

Money trees look awesome in any space! They provide a great sense of the outdoors, inside. They resemble a bonzai with their thick trunks, so place in a room that you would like a little extra fung shui, like a bedroom or bathroom.

Outside:

Be careful placing them outside! They do not do well in harsh heat or bright sunlight. Adjust watering schedule as needed and place in a shaded area like a porch or under some type of canopy.

Toxicity:

Money trees may cause stomach upset in cats, avoid placing in areas of your home that your pets may reach or nibble on them.

 

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