Plant Care Money Tree

Money Tree

4.7 out of 5 (545 experiences)

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

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! 🥜

Taxonomy

Pachira aquatica
Pachira
Malvaceae
Malvales

Also known as

Mini Money Tree, Money Tree Bonsai, Alabar chestnut, French Peanut, Guiana Chestnut, Provision Tree, Saba nut, Monguba, Pumpo and Guiana Chestnut

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 Memphis, Tennessee.

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 Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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Growing Money Tree in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Money Tree in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Money Tree in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight will decrease by 25.1% ☀️

November 29th, 2022

Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 25.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Money Tree in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 28th, 2022

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Money Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Money Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Money Tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.

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 Memphis, Tennessee

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

November 30th, 2022

The growing potential in Memphis 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…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Money Tree is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Money Tree

Money Tree

Money Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Money Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 313
Money Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 290
Money Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 241
Money Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 62
Money Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 59
Money Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 53
Money Tree has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 18
Goblinbabe avatar
@Goblinbabe
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 1,205 XP
globe Hamilton, NJ
04/07/2022

Survived a heater blowing on it full blast for a few months till I figured out what was wrong. 😂 grows very fast during growing season. Moderately thirsty. An easy plant overall!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Headcatnip avatar
@Headcatnip
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 68 XP
globe Lawrenceville, GA
03/29/2022

Very easy Maintenance.

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Sydsgarden avatar
@Sydsgarden
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 844 XP
03/27/2022

money trees are quite easy to take care of.
mine has been getting amazing growth and has survived even in a north facing window.

Fast grower Fast grower
D avatar
@D
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 74 XP
globe New York
03/12/2022

he's a cutie

Fast grower Fast grower
Plantoasis avatar
@Plantoasis
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 260 XP
globe Leeds, England
03/10/2022

Doesn’t need watering as much as you may think. A few of my leaves died when I left it too long once between waterings but the dead leaves don’t really spread into a dead branch or anything. Very easy for a beginner

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Hotshotmena avatar
@Hotshotmena
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 479 XP
globe Pasadena, TX
03/04/2022

Very good to the eye! Survivor!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Spicycarobtree avatar
@Spicycarobtree
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 64 XP
globe Stockholm, Stockholms län
02/11/2022

I have grown an emotional bond with my money tree

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Notchris avatar
@Notchris
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 323 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
02/02/2022

Big boi

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Daniphantom avatar
@Daniphantom
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 2,626 XP
globe Laguna Niguel, CA
01/26/2022

I love this plant with all of my heart.
Had a nat problem that was seemingly impossible to get rid of. Only had a nat infestation on THIS particular plant

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Philipvpham avatar
@Philipvpham
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 427 XP
globe Kansas City, MO
01/19/2022

Tattooed

Survivor Survivor
Flwrgrlalkhmy avatar
@Flwrgrlalkhmy
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 98 XP
01/15/2022

Say I Love you everyday

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,303 XP
01/14/2022

I have Two of these great plants

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,303 XP
01/14/2022

Awesome plant you know says if u get 6leaves on Growth means money or business etc your going get or make money

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Liberalbadbtch avatar
@Liberalbadbtch
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 154 XP
01/10/2022

Yayyyy so cute

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
8plantroom avatar
@8plantroom
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 191 XP
01/09/2022

So pretty and grows fast. very nice plant for anyone.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Wildpurplechild avatar
@Wildpurplechild
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 3,872 XP
globe Watertown, CT
01/09/2022

I started with the typical 5 braided trunks and this is the only one that survived, and keeps surviving! This thing is a freaking pest MAGNET. Spider mites a few weeks ago, now scale and sooty mold 🙄 Every time I trim one of the leaves new growth pops up immediately though, so at least she’s happy 🤷🏽‍♀️

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 8,863 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
01/09/2022

I love this money tree! It came to me looking a little sad from shipping but it has completely rebounded and is thriving now with little effort on my part!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Greenvy avatar
@Greenvy
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 966 XP
globe Decatur, GA
01/09/2022

It has truly brought me good fortune. Gorgeous plant with a twisty trunk and tons of small leaves. Grows fast!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Blkangell avatar
@Blkangell
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe New Orleans, LA
01/05/2022

Loves sunlight🌼

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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