The Pachira Aquatica is a beautiful and low-maintenance plant that will liven up homes and offices!
The Money tree receives its name as it brings according to Feng Shui prosperity and wealth to those who keep it. 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).
Very low maintenance and perfect for beginners
Only requires watering once every week and a bright environment out of direct sunlight
Its air purifying qualities can improve respiratory health - ideal plant for the bedroom
Will keep its size if you keep it in the same pot - will grow larger if repotted
The Money Tree is also known as the Provision Tree, Saba Nut, Guiana Chestnut or French Peanut
Money Tree Care Guide
Prefers bright, indirect light, but will tolerate some degree of shade; no direct sunlight
Water when the soil has become slightly dry at the top, probably about once a week
No temperatures lower than 10 °C
Feed once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the Spring and Summer
Remove accumulated dust occasionally from its leaves
Money Tree General Information
Native to Central and South America
Can grow up to 20m tall in the wild. Indoors its growth will be regulated by its pot size