4.7 out of 5 (82 experiences)
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
What other plant parents say
My Money Tree has been such a great companion. I keep him on my desk and this might sound like woo-woo but he has this calming effect on me. It’s winter time right now where I live and he seems to h…
I think money trees are one of the best beginner plants because they’re so resilient and grow quickly even in low-light conditions. Pretty hard to go wrong with this plant if you just stick to a reas…
This plant has gone through three potting transplants and a total break in all its major limbs (accidents happen when in a toddler classroom!) but has rebounded beautifully. From being just 10” tall …
I got this plant from a neighbor who moved away rather than spend confinement in a student apartment. We’ve moved it around a few times and it doesn’t seem to care how much light it gets or how much …
i love my money tree! i picked it up for cheap from a grocery store and it was a little droopy for a few days until it adjusted to its new home. i added a humidifier after it had adjusted and it hasn…
I love my money tree so much, but it has been a hard grower. It’s gone through a lot of phases in my ownership. It can be a high maintenance plant. It browns easily if in the sun for too long. I woul…
Money Mitch is my forever baby, when i got him His leave were average a month ago his leaves have since doubled.. hes easy to care for loves humidity i have mine on a pebble tray.. low maintenance an…
If they come with the trunks tied together make sure to remove them before they choke out the plant. They love a lot of sun and if you take care of them right they will always be growing new leaves!
Be careful not to over water this plant!! This is my second one. It can get root rot very fast. My plan this time is to constantly check the moisture level before adding more water.
Money trees absolutely thrive in bright direct sunlight! Mine has continued to grow even through winter months :) Easy to care for and very rewarding plant to have in your home 🏡
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 located in Chicago, IL.
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April 21st, 2021
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
April 19th, 2021
Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 47.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 16.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
April 20th, 2021
This month, Chicago is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 20.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.0 total hours of day…
Money Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, IL ⛅.
Money Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
April 18th, 2021
The growing potential in Chicago is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…