Although money may not grow on this tree -- it's indeed worth your money! The Guiana Chestnut, aka Money Tree, is a tropical plant that's become a popular houseplant throughout the world. Here are 5 facts about the Money Tree that make it a "must-have" in every home.
1. The Legend
The legend behind the Money Tree is that a farmer prayed for wealth and began growing the Guiana Chestnut. He began selling these trees until he became one of the wealthiest people in Taiwan. The Guiana Chestnut was then nicknamed "The Money Tree".
2. The Leaves
Money Trees typically have 5 leaves on each branch. These leaves represent the elements of the earth -- air, water, fire, wood, and metal. These elements create harmony and attract positivity.
3. The Height
Money Trees can grow up to 7 feet tall! Typically each Money Tree consists of 4-5 separate trees with their trunks braided together.
4. The Vibes
Feng Shui experts say that the Money Tree contributes positive chi, or energy, to your home. They also claim that it can help reduce anxiety, stress, and sleeping troubles.
5. The Luck
Many business owners place Money Trees in the building or near their cash register in hope for good luck and increased fortune.
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