4.7 out of 5 (455 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 located in Eugene, Oregon.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
October 19th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Eugene is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
October 20th, 2021
Eugene is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Eugene is expected to decrease by 40.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
October 19th, 2021
This month, Eugene is getting an average of 11.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 17.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayl…
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 🚫.
Eugene, Oregon currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.
October 15th, 2021
The growing potential in Eugene is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …
What other plant parents say
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.
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 drying out as quickly as you’d expect, might need to try something different (more sun, less water, different soil, smaller pot, etc)
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 one in a while but I’m not gonna freak over it cause he still seems like he’s doing good! I’d say it’s a great starter plant that doesn’t require a ton of maintenance!