Money Tree

The Money Tree, Pachira aquatica, is easily recognized by its braided stem and bright green palm looking leaves. The Money Tree gets its name from the Feng Shui belief that it will bring positive energy and good luck to the owner. It has been said the Money Tree may reduce stress, anxiety, and may also help relieve sleeping disorders.

EASY CARE FACTS:

Lighting:

medium to bright indirect light

It is important to turn it every time you water for even growth and leaf development. This plant will also adapt and do well under fluorescent lights.

Water:

Water your fern when 2-4" of soil becomes dry, then thoroughly drench until the water drains through the bottom either into a sink, saucer, etc. If the pot is standing in a saucer, ensure to empty the saucer of any standing water the the roots don't drown and cause rot. Ferns can be sensitive to hard water. If you have tap water that has lots of salt, fluorine, or chlorine in it you may need to switch to filtered water. Otherwise, leave your water out overnight before watering. Your Money Tree requires less water in the winter months, when growth slows

Fertilizing:

When applying fertilizer the soil should be moist, never applying to dry soil. Dilute to half the recommended strength, and feed about once per month. Fertilizing is only necessary during warmer months due ferns naturally growing slower in the winter. 

Humidity:

Your Money Tree enjoys extra humidity, so it would be good to invest a spray bottle to be mist your plant year round. Increase humidity in drier months with a pebble tray or humidifier. 

Temperature:

temperatures between 65-80 degrees

Toxicity:

Money Tree plants are safe for pets, according to the ASPCA.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Try not to move your Money Tree very often, they prefer to stay in the same spot. If you do need to relocate, you may see a bit of leaf drop. Not to worry—it will adjust.