“Hey Ma, money actually does grow on Tress!”
I wish I had this plant for every time my mom would tell me that money doesn’t grow on trees! The money tree is a beautiful plant to have in any space and like the lucky bamboo I mentioned in my last post, it is a very well known plant in Feng Shui to attract wealth and abundance. Now, not only do you want to attract these things to you, but you also want to maintain it. It’s of no use attracting things if you can’t nourish it, maintain it and keep it.
Money Tree plants are typically 5 trunks that are braided and intertwined together and its green leaves sprout into 3, 5 or 7 leaves. Its scientific name is Pachira Aquatica with over 20 species, native to central and South America and its a plant that loves humidity due to its original habitat such as swamps and rain forests. Its other species is known to also be native in many other parts of the world such of Africa and Asia and typically mistaken for a Bonsai tree.
Money trees are very easy to care for and require minimal watering, but there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind to keep your plant alive. When you first get your Money Tree plant you want to plant it into another pot with fresh soil into a slightly larger pot so that its roots can grow comfortably. You also want to add fertilizer ever so often to insure it’s soil is healthy in preparation for its dormant period during the winter months (this is dependent on where you live of course).