4.7 out of 5 (485 experiences)
About Money Tree
The money tree is native to the tropics and thrives near wetlands and swamps. They have extensive edible and medicinal properties and are used in Central America to treat kidney disease, urinary problems, and skin conditions like rashes and sores. 🤒
The amount of oil in money tree seeds is almost double the amount found in soybeans, one of the most widely grown sources of oil. And last but definitely most tasty: the edible seeds of this plant taste like peanuts when raw, and like chestnuts when roasted! 🥜
Also known as
Mini Money Tree, Money Tree Pachira, Mini Pachira, Money Tree Bonsai, Brussel's Bonsai Braided Money Tree, Braided money tree, Alabar chestnut, French peanut, Guiana chestnut, Provision tree, Saba nut, Monguba and Pumpo
How to care for Money Tree
Money Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Money Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Money Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Money Tree in your home 🏡.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Money Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
A money tree is a fun plant to manage and it’s rewarding to watch grow. They require some attention initially but they aren’t super picky about their environment as long as you give it plenty of indirect light. It’s been fun to watch the leaves and count how many grow them. I’m hoping for 7 soon on mine!
Awesome plant that is rumored to bring abundance and wealth but a bit fickle with watering and environment. Can’t be directly under an AC unit as they don’t like the cold and they want to be thoroughly watered every 1/2 weeks depending on the dryness of their soil. Overall a great plant to have in your home for aesthetic and spiritual appeal.