Posted 3w ago by @PoignantLlavea

Why did one money tree thrive and the other one die?
I have two money tree plants that I got from EasyPlant. They are watered monthly, as the pot system handles watering. Both plants are located in the same room, right next to each other. One plant (Phil) is doing great. The other one (Lil) lost all of its leaves.

Why did one thrive and the other die under the same conditions?

Is there anything that can be done to get leaves back on Lil? #MoneyTree
What is their lighting situation?
Most of the time those are sold with rubber bands around the base of the stems. Under the dirt. I always remove that since it can limit its growth. That could be it. Maybe one was tighter than the other.
Money trees do well when watered when plant is about 75% dry. Then give it a good soak. Humidity is also great for money trees. Nice bright indirect sunlight. I have mine across from a south facing window. Nice drainage is also helpful with money trees. Otherwise I’d say plants have issues of their own and it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ the plant could literally just be moody if they are under the same conditions πŸ˜‚
@gingerlymom it’s a west facing window. I guess I would say it’s direct sunlight for the first half of the day?
I gotta be honest, Phil does not appear to be thriving. It just survived longer than Lil. Maybe the automatic pot watering isn’t working for these. I overwatered mine at first and only 1 plant of the braid is still alive. My mom has kept hers outside on a porch and often forgets to water it and it’s 100% alive and double the original height.
@sandstep yea I’m wondering if what @AmberLaPlante said is true about rubber bands around the base. I’m gonna take the dead one apart to investigate and then think about what can be done to save Phil! 🀞🏽
@sandstep I agree, Phil is definitely struggling. This does look like an overwatering issue to me. @PoignantLlavea when you squeeze the trunks of them, how do they feel? Do they feel a tad spongy at all?
Phil and Lil the cutest names.

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