Plant Care Money Tree
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Money Tree

4.7 out of 5 (82 experiences)

Money Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Money Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

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

Taxonomy

Pachira aquatica
Pachira
Malvaceae
Malvales

What other plant parents say

Money Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 49
Money Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 48
Money Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 42
Money Tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 14
Money Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
Money Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
Money Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Money Tree has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Nithin avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Money Tree named Benjamin by Nithin on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

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…

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@Alex
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Franklin by Alex on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

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…

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Capejettymum avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Money Tree named 2x$ by Capejettymum on Greg, the plant care app
03/06/2021

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 …

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@Brun0_t0mas
Paris, Île-de-France
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Robert Dinero by Brun0_t0mas on Greg, the plant care app
03/31/2021

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 …

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@Apathygabby
Ames, IA
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Kendrick by Apathygabby on Greg, the plant care app
03/20/2021

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…

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Sunnyplantmom avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Money Tree named Evangaline by Sunnyplantmom on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

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…

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@Beeplantast…
Slidell, LA
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Money Mitch by Beeplantastic on Greg, the plant care app
03/16/2021

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…

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Alexaterry avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Money Tree named Samantha by Alexaterry on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

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!

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@Plantsong
Las Vegas, NV
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Thandie (Tan-D) by Plantsong on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

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.

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Wall-E by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/22/2021

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

Water

How often to water your Money Tree

Water needs for Money Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Rochester, NY.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Money Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Money Tree in Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

53% Low

Growing Money Tree in Rochester right now

Light needs for plant Money Tree in Rochester, NY

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

April 20th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Rochester is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Money Tree in Rochester, NY

Sunlight intensity will increase by 49.7% ☀️

April 20th, 2021

Rochester is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Rochester is expected to increase by 49.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 16.8 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Money Tree in Rochester, NY

Daylight will increase by 2.5 hours 📈

April 18th, 2021

This month, Rochester is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 22.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.0 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Money Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Money Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 Rochester, NY ⛅.

Money Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Money Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Money Tree: repot after 2X growth

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.

When to repot Money Tree

Nutrient needs for plant Money Tree in Rochester, NY

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

April 20th, 2021

The growing potential in Rochester 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 rep…

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Care Summary for Money Tree

Money Tree

Money Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Rochester, NY, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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