Care Sheet - Pachira aquatica “Money Tree”
Pachira aquatica - “Money Tree”
Pachira are very popular houseplants and often found in either single-step or braided-stem forms. Each will continue to grow branches and take on an eventual tree-like habit.
Light: Pachira can survive with varying degrees of natural light from bright, ambient natural light, to a few hours of direct sun rays.
Water: The money tree prefers to dry lightly between watering. Touch into the soil to allow ¼ - ⅓ the depth to feel dry. Then water thoroughly to saturate.
Environment: Pachira plants love humidity and comfortable room temperatures but also are relatively adaptable and can settle in well to the average home environment. Avoid any drying airflow such as from AC or heating vents.
Toxicity: Non-toxic but may be mildly irritating.
Of Note:Pachira’s respiration process can often leave small droplets on the leaves, a process called guttation.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.