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How to care for your Braided Pachira Money Tree plant

How To Care For Your Money Tree


The Pachira Braided Money Tree is a native plant to Mexico and South America. It received its name from the Feng Shui belief that it will bring positive energy and good luck to the owner. The Braided Money Tree has low maintenance, air purifying, qualities that add a warm tropical feel to your home.


Your Braided Money Tree prefers deep, but infrequent watering. If your pot has drainage holes, water your plant until it runs from the drainage holes. Once water drips from the bottom of the pot, stop watering. To prevent root rot, make sure your plant is never standing in water. Let the top 2”- 4” of the soil dry out between waterings. Your Money Tree requires less water in the winter months, when growth slows.



Money Trees like to hang out in medium to bright indirect light. We recommend turning it every time you water it for even growth and leaf development. This plant will also adapt and do well under fluorescent lights.


We recommend using organic potting soil when repotting your Money Tree. All fertilizers used should be diluted to at least 1/2 strength to avoid harming the plant. You should only use fertilizers once per month during their growing season (spring and summer). It is not required to fertilize your plant, it may just grow at a slower rate.


The Pachira Braided Money Tree can withstand a range of temperatures from 60-80 degrees. For ideal growth and plant happiness, we recommend keeping your plant in a room around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. 


For the most part, Money Tree Plants are bug-free plant. The most common bug is the mealybug. If your plant obtains these bugs, we recommend lightly spraying them daily with mild, soapy water until all bugs are gone. For an in depth analysis on how to prevent and care for plants with bugs click here.


Naturally, old leaves will wilt and die as the plant grows. You can carefully remove these leaves making sure you do not damage the rest of the plant. If a healthy leaf is broken off, the plant will naturally grow back a new leaf to replace it.

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