Originally discovered in South and Central America growing to heights of 3m, the money tree quickly became a popular houseplant in the 1980s. It has been seen as a symbol of good luck and prosperity for decades. Usually bound together in a set of three, the money tree creates the appearance of a mini rainforest making them great additions to bathrooms and kitchens.
Grow Pot Size: 4”, 6”, 8”, and 10” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 16-60” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
Regular pruning will help keep the plant a manageable size.
Money Tree Care Tips
Other Common Names: Chinese Money Tree and Chestnut Pachira
Binomial Name:Pachira aquatica
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright indirect to low light
Water: Allow the top 2” of soil to dry before watering.
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Money Tree Story
Where is it from? The Money Tree is from South and Central America.
Who is the Money Tree? The Money Tree is thought to bring money to those who owns this plant or gifts it to others.
Good For You! The Money Tree is a wonderful addition to your bedroom! It attributes to a calm, relaxing spa vibe. Money Tree are known for their air-purifying properties.
Is the Money Tree the right plant for me?
The Money Tree does not like to be moved very often. Once you find a suitable spot for the plant, keep it there. If you do have to move your plant, you may notice leaf drop. This is not a cause for concern. It is fairly easy to care for with the right growing conditions!
Pet Friendly: Yes, it is pet-friendly!
Location Suggestions: An excellent plant for large spaces due to its growth habit. We recommend placing the Money Tree in a location that is large enough for the mature size.
Bright indirect to low light. The money tree is low light tolerant and adapts well to artificial light making this a great office plant.
Water when the top 1-2” of soil is dry. Water thoroughly and drain excess water from the pot. Try to keep water away from the base of the plant to prevent rot.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F to 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Remove yellowing older leaves and giving it a little fluffing will help shake free of dried and damaged leaves.
Indoor money trees prefer bright indirect to low light conditions. They adapt well to artificial light making them a great office plant.
General Information About Your Plant
South and Central America
The large leaves start off tiny and grow into a luscious green leaf.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children. Cats cannot seem to resist snacking on the leaves