Botanical Name: Pachira Aquatica
Common Name: Money Tree

 

OWNER STATUS. 

Novice/Intermediate. Pretty easy, but it's not a snake plant. 

 

DESCRIPTION.
Foliage:

Perceived to be good luck by many, the iconic Money tree features 3-5 braided ashy grey trunks from which spikes of bright green leaves erupt in groups of 5-6. The leaves are rather kayak-shaped, with narrow points on either end that broaden in the middle.
Size:

When grown indoors, the Money tree is unlikely to reach more than 1-2m (3-6ft) tall. Outside is a whole different story: in their native habitat, they grow up to 18m (60ft). So, taller than leprechauns, but more reachable than rainbows.

CARE.
Light:

Bright, indirect light with moderate to high humidity is preferred. Keep away from drafty locations and out of direct light to avoid leaf loss and browning, respectively. Ideally, you have a bright, steamy bathroom for your Money tree, but if that’s not an option, enhance the humidity by filling a shallow tray with small pebbles and place your tree on top. If it’s going somewhere with more direct light, turn it regularly to avoid burning the leaves.
Water: Water every one-two weeks, allowing the soil to dry in between. More light = more water, so take the Money trees placement into consideration and monitor leaves for clues to its health. 
Soil:

Money trees are prone to root rot, so use a sandy, peat-moss based soil and place in a pot with good drainage. When the top several centimetres of soil are dry, water thoroughly, until it starts draining from the bottom of the pot; discard excess water.

 

TOXICITY
Humans:

Safe as houses. Whatever that means.
Pets:

Non-toxic but also not intended to be cat food. May cause indigestion.*

 

*According to the ASPCA

Money Tree 6"

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