We have a Money Tree in our home the (Pachira Aquatica) , and I love the simple look of the money tree. Her textured leaves, the interesting; yet simple curves of her trunk and the random placement of her leaves when they grow, she screams nurture me, I’m stylish.
I’ve recently noticed throughout the web, how money trees and fig trees have become the staple in many homes recently, as part of the décor!. I love the look of a plant just sitting there in a pretty corner in a well decorated space, the plant stands out as a piece of art. They may look beautiful and they are but, taking care of them is a definite learning process, and taking the time to move them in random areas in your home every once in a while is just as important as watering them, Re-planting is important for your plant to grow beyond the pot its in, when to fertilize, how much soil should be in the planter pot, drainage, being careful not to completely cover the drainage hole, The list goes on and on… I sometimes forget to water and there was a time when I completely forgot for about 3 days, I know! bad me. My fiancé was like “your killing her” so she placed her outside to recover. We than trimmed her stems and apologized. :/
With a little researching around the web, I have discovered that money trees are not that hard to take care, at least that’s what I think. I have a money tree and its looking gorgeous, and I am thinking about purchasing a few more.
How To Take Care Of Your Money Tree!
Where To Put Her:
This plant prefers indirect light, but if it begins to wither or the leaves begin to turn yellow, more light is needed. This beauty loves humid area, so a bathroom will help this baby thrive… When placing outdoors for the natural light when needed be sure to place in the shade, she doesn’t need a tan. When and if you decide to move your plant around your home be sure to turn her and allow the natural lightning to shine on the other side, to even out her growth.
Water Carefully/Fertilize Carefully:
Water every 7 to 10 days, be sure to make the deepest area in the soil is damp not wet, too much water can kill your plant, especially if there isn’t appropriate drainage. Be sure that drainage is not covered by soil, blocking water to find its way out! I love my plant. Fertilize twice a month, but use the half and half method; half water half soluble fertilizer.
Pruning Your Money Tree:
Like braiding your hair, be sure to cut back unwanted stems that interfere with the braid growth to continue the braiding method. Braid while the stems are young, easy to maneuver and twist. You can cut back unwanted stems by using Sharpe shears.
Re-potting Your Money Tree:
Re-pot every two years, this will help the roots to grow and allows room for them as well. Repotting is important for the overall growth of your plant, drainage is important during this time especially, make sure adequate drainage is available for continue the successful growth, do to re-potting.
Now go out and purchase a Money Tree, and if you have one be sure to keep a copy of this “How To Take Care Of Your Money Tree” In Your Plant Journal.
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Try this look for your desk, a smaller Money Tree is easier to manage.
I am growing an indoor mini herb garden (coming soon) that’s how far I’ve gotten, other than taking care of Pachira Aquatica.
I think plants have the most wildest, creative names, and some I can’t even pronounce. How come? What do they all really mean? What do you think?
Here is my Money Tree, when it wilted, I thought “oh! no there goes a bill I gotta pay” :/
Loving my Goodwill purchase, brass planter pot.
Money Tree is looking good and healthy.
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