Money Tree Care Guide

Money Tree Care Guide

The Complete Guide to Caring for Your Money Tree to Ensure Maximum Growth and Longevity

What is a Money Tree?

A money tree plant, also known as a Pachira Aquatica, is a tropical evergreen tree native to Central and South America. It is an easy-care houseplant that has become popular due to its unique braided trunk and lush green leaves. Money tree plants are believed to bring good luck and prosperity, making them a great gift for those looking to bring some extra luck into their lives! The money tree is often used in Feng Shui practices and can be found in many homes around the world.

How to Properly Water and Fertilize your Money Tree Plant

A money tree plant is a popular houseplant known for its long-lasting leaves and low maintenance needs. To ensure the health of your money tree, it's important to know how to properly water and fertilize it. Watering and fertilizing your money tree correctly can help promote healthy growth and keep it looking its best. A good schedule for most environments is to water when the top 2-4 inches of soil are dry. Water thoroughly until water flows out the pot’s drainage holes, and pour out the excess from the tray so that the roots don’t sit in water. During the growing season, fertilize once a month with a liquid plant food at half strength, but skip fertilizer in the winter.

Where to Place your Money Tree Plant for Optimal Growth

To ensure optimal growth, it is important to place the money tree in the right spot in your home. The best place for a money tree plant is one that provides plenty of indirect sunlight and adequate humidity. It needs at least 6 hours of indirect sunlight per day and should be placed away from cold drafts or direct heat sources. Additionally, it should be kept away from areas with low humidity such as near air conditioners or heating vents. With the right placement and care, your money tree will thrive and bring you luck!

Tips on Pruning your Money Tree to Keep it Looking Healthy & Vibrant

Pruning a money tree can help keep it looking healthy and vibrant. The best time of year to prune a braided money tree is during the late winter or early spring, when the plant is dormant. Pruning should be done carefully and strategically, as this can affect the overall health of your money tree. We recommend removing any browning or damaged leaves. 

Common Problems with Money Plant Trees

Unfortunately, money trees can be prone to certain problems such as pests, disease, and improper care. If you have a money tree in your home or office, it is important to recognize common problems so you can take steps to treat them before they become too severe.  Overwatering and too much sunlight are the most common causes of problems with money plants, though they can also suffer from scale insects, mealybugs, and aphids. Bugs can be treated with systemic insect control or horticultural oil spray.

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