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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 5th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in…
December 4th, 2022
Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 27.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.0 megajoules of energy p…
December 4th, 2022
This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of …
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.
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.
December 1st, 2022
The growing potential in Philadelphia is very 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.
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 🤷🏽♀️