The Pachira Aquatica, commonly referred to as the money tree or money plant, is a tropical wetland tree that is native to Central and South America. Money trees can grow up to 60 feet tall in their native habitat, but the houseplant varieties are generally much smaller.
But, like any plant, it also has its own peculiarities in care, in order to provide it with the best conditions so that it can fulfill its important task.
The length of the cuttings that you can tear from the plant should be at least 1.5 inches.
Growing and maintaining a money tree is easy if you follow a few simple guidelines.
Soil, it is better to choose sandy soil for the money tree. It, like a cactus, can retain moisture for a very long time.
As for the pot, choose the plainest rather than the deepest one and place pebbles at the bottom for good drainage.
It is recommended to plant it in the fall or spring. Frequent watering is not necessary. You can spray the leaves with water once a week.
It is best to place the plant on the window sill. But keep in mind that the side on which the sun is shining more will grow more intensively, so you have to turn it periodically.
You can only nourish the plant after the tree is rooted. Fertilizers for this purpose can be purchased at any flower shop and used every 3 weeks.
However, since this flower has special energy and has great symbolism, it is also good to know what Feng Shui advises you about it:
- if you want to get financial returns, put a few coins on the bottom of the pot;
- even the color of the pot plays a role here. Choose from orange, brown and red;
- place it in the southeast direction;
- water the plant exclusively on Wednesday;
- decorating the pot will also attract finance;