Plant Care Money Tree
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Money Tree

4.7 out of 5 (428 experiences)

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

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 Survivor plant personality Survivor 245
Money Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 230
Money Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 189
Money Tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 93
Money Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 53
Money Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 46
Money Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 40
Money Tree has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 14
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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@Ibennister
Nashua, New Hampshire
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Jessie by Ibennister on Greg, the plant care app
06/24/2021

No direct sun light first, then make sure don’t overwater it. If available, use money tree soil from Amazon. Fertilizer is good every months. If you prefer learning fengshui, Google it on YouTube, yo…

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Tariqcannings avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Money Tree named Unix by Tariqcannings on Greg, the plant care app
08/18/2021

I’ve had my money tree for only a short while , and it had almost doubled in size and height. It thrives in most light conditions, mines on a shelf and gets little to no sunlight and is still explodi…

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Coolahs avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Money Tree named Tree Diddy by Coolahs on Greg, the plant care app
09/07/2021

Loving my money tree. I’ve had this guy for about 4 months and he is living the life! For a while he was sprouting leaves like crazy and it was so cool to see! As of right now he hasn’t popped a new …

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@Alex
New York
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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@Crouse.emma
Roseburg, Oregon
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Monkey by Crouse.emma on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

So I have an issue with this one, I have tried everything to get it to grow healthily and I let it dry out between waterings but last week it was really struggling so I felt the bases of them and mos…

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@Mikatkinson
Chatham, Ontario
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Oscar by Mikatkinson on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

One of my favourite plants I have and also one of the ones I’ve had the longest! Always putting out new growth, happy with so many different light situations, and not to mention it’s pet friendly! Si…

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@Hayleywren
Guildford, England
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Penny by Hayleywren on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

Very hardy plant loving his time in direct sunlight with lots of water & plant food. Seems as though it can be a slow grower until you realise new leaf groups have grown underneath the large canopy!!…

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@Hootie hoot
Westerville, Ohio
Rating of the plant Money Tree named Money tree by Hootie hoot on Greg, the plant care app
09/18/2021

Be careful of overwatering and root rot! These supposedly love water but have smaller root systems so I recommend potting in as small of a pot as possible with fast draining soil. If the soil is not …

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Sassypinata avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Money Tree named Money tree by Sassypinata on Greg, the plant care app
06/24/2021

Lovely lovely plant. Have a tree inside your house! Normally comes braided. If you plant on keeping and loving this plant I recommended unbraiding it’s to avoid plant girdling plants once it grows. I…

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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.

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.

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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 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 🏡.

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.

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 the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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