Money Tree

English name:

Money Tree

Latin name:

Pachira aquatica

About me:

I'm a hardy, mini-tree with a twisted trunk of intetwined veins. By the laws of fengshui, I will bring positive energy, prosperity and good fortune.

Useful to know:

Origin

Central and South America.

Height/Growth

I could grow up to three meters tall and I am reasonably fast growing.

Light

I prefer bright, indirect light, but I will tolerate some degree of shade. No direct sunlight, please. I actually thrive under fluorescent light, so I'm great for office environments.

Water

Water me when my soil has become slightly dry at the top, probably about once a week.

Temperature

I should be fine in most households, but please don't put me in a room with temperatures lower than 10°C.

Feeding

Feed me once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the Spring and Summer.

Grooming

Wipe my leaves occasionally to remove accumulated dust.

Care

I have fragile stems, so don't be dismayed if I lose some leaves.

Toxicity

Good news: I am pet-safe!

Fact

In East Asia, I am often given as a wedding present because I am thought to bring good fortune!

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