Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)

Money Tree Plant Features

Who wouldn't want to grow a money tree? Sadly, while it doesn't immediately produce dollars, money tree is said bring good luck and is a favorite plant for applications of Feng Shui. The tree offers shiny, hand-shaped leaves that lend it a decidedly tropical appearance. 

You may also see several money trees grown together in a single pot with their trunks braided together. This is common way to make it look more decorative and doesn't harm the plant at all. Money tree is frequently used as a specimen for bonsai, as well, and can develop a fat, dense trunk.

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Money Tree Growing Instructions

No matter which way your money tree is shaped when you get it, the plant does best in a bright spot and regular watering. This is a good houseplant if you tend to overwater plants, as it appreciates (but doesn't need) constantly moist soil. Being a tropical, money tree also appreciates abundant humidity. If the leaves start to have brown, crispy edges, placing it with other plants or near a small humidifier can help. 

You can prune money tree at any time. Pruning money tree will help it grow to be more full and bushy. 

Fertilize money tree no less than two times a year with a regular houseplant fertilizer. You can fertilize it more frequently if you want it to grow faster. Make sure to follow the directions on the fertilizer package, though, to avoid overfertilization.

Note: Money tree is not intended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Constantly moist soil

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Money Tree

Calathea is a lovely way to provide an interesting groundcover effect in a pot with a tall money tree.

Peace Lily
Peace lily looks fantastic with money tree and both appreciate moist potting mix.

Baby's Tears
Soften the look of your money plant's container by giving it a skirt of soft baby's tears.