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Money Tree | Pachira Aquatica
Money Tree | Pachira Aquatica
Money Tree | Pachira Aquatica

Money Tree

Pachira Aquatica

Regular price £19.00 £0.00

A beautiful mini tree with twisted trunk, this hardy plant will liven up any space. It requires little maintenance as its trunk holds water, so no need to stress there. 

According to Chinese feng shui, the hand-like span of the Money Tree's leaves (its five stem spread) capture happiness and good fortune, while the water-storing trunk is said to hold treasure.

Latin name: Pachira aquatica

Growing pot size: 12cm diameter, 9cm height.

Plant size: Approximate height with pot 38cm. 

Pets: Safe for all.

Does not include decorative pot. Photographed in our Notch Pot (Size Small)

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I fit best in 12cm pots.

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How to care for the Money Tree

Bright Indirect Light

Bright Indirect Light

Find me a spot that gets no more than 4 hours of direct sun, or my leaves might dry up or get scorch marks

Medium Watering

Medium Watering

Wait for the top 2-5cm of my soil to dry out between waterings. This is roughly every 7 days in summer and 10 days in winter

Care

Care

I am easy-going. Just snip off any dry leaves and give me the occasional dusting to keep me looking my best

Form

Form

The shape of my trunk and canopy triggers an evolutionary response that will help you feel calm and safe

Colour

Colour

The bright green colour of my foliage colour triggers an evolutionary response that will help you feel vital and healthy

Pattern

Pattern

My naturally occurring fractal patterns activate your alpha response, putting you in a relaxed yet wakeful state

Want to know more about how we break down plant wellness benefits? Read our post about it here.

About the Money Tree

The Pachira aquatica is known in English as the Money Tree because, according to Feng Shui, it brings prosperity and wealth to those who keep it. While we can't guarantee this, we can confirm that the Money Tree is a beautiful and low-maintenance plant which will liven up homes and offices.

The Money Tree, also known as the Provision Tree, Saba Nut, Guiana Chestnut or French Peanut, comes from South and Central America, where it can easily grow to over 60 feet tall. Luckily, its growth is regulated by the size of its growing pot, so you won't end up with a full-size tree on your hands. The Money Tree is also very low maintenance, only requiring watering once every week and a bright environment out of direct sunlight. The plant's bright green, textured leaves can be damaged by exposure to direct sun, so it's better to err on the side of shade. The leaves also have fragile stems so can sometimes break off due to their weight, but don't worry too much, as they will soon grow back.

Because of the good fortune and prosperity associated with the plant, it is quite a common wedding present in East Asia, representing wishes of happiness and success for the newlywed couple. Some folk tales even say that an old Taiwanese farmer struggling with his harvest found a pachira aquatica in his fields one day, grew more plants from its seeds, and sold them to make his fortune (hence the name of Money Tree). Either way, this plant makes a stylish addition to the home or office, boosting wellbeing and oxygenating its environment.