What is a Money Tree?
A money tree, also known as Pachira aquatica, is an ornamental houseplant that has been grown in China for centuries. It’s said to bring good luck and prosperity. This plant can be found growing in many tropical areas throughout the world. The leaves of the money tree are usually bright green with five leaflets arranged symmetrically around a central stem. The stems of the money tree can become braided or twisted over time if given proper care and attention.
Caring for a Money Tree
Money trees require regular watering and prefer soil that drains well. They should be placed in an area with indirect sunlight since too much direct sun can cause their leaves to burn or scorch easily. Fertilize your money tree once every couple months using an all-purpose fertilizer that’s high in nitrogen content but low in phosphorus and potassium levels (this will keep your plant from becoming rootbound). If you notice any drooping leaves on your money tree, it may mean that it needs more water or nutrients so make sure to check those things first before trying anything else!
Propagating Your Money Tree
Propagating a money tree requires patience and care, but it’s not impossible! To propagate your own, start by cutting off at least three inches of stem just below one of the lower leaf nodes (the little bumps where leaves grow out from). Strip away any remaining leaves from this cut piece of stem – leaving only the top two sets of leaf nodes intact – then dip it into some rooting hormone powder before planting into moist potting mix about three quarters deep (you can use perlite or sand instead if desired). Place this pot somewhere warm but out of direct sunlight until new growth appears – this could take several weeks – then move onto normal maintenance as described above!