4.7 out of 5 (545 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 Bonsai, Alabar chestnut, French Peanut, Guiana Chestnut, Provision Tree, Saba nut, Monguba, Pumpo and Guiana Chestnut
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 New York.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 1st, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
January 31st, 2023
New York is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to increase by 40.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.1 megajoules of energy per m2 …
February 1st, 2023
This month, New York is getting an average of 6.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayl…
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 New York ⛅.
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.
January 30th, 2023
The growing potential in New York 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 repo…
What other plant parents say
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 🤷🏽♀️