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How to Water Money Trees

While the money tree, more properly known as the pachira money tree, comes from the arid regions of South America, it became famous in Asia, where the story goes that a poor Taiwanese farmer was given a money tree and quickly became wealthy. Dreams of money aside, the money tree is generally grown with braided trunks, in a variety of styles, and the five-fingered leaves are believed by many to represent the five elements of Feng Shui: metal, wood, fire, water and earth. A money tree makes an excellent and unique housewarming gift.

Place your money tree in a location which receives at least 4 hours of sunlight a day. Mist the leaves of your money tree every other day with a spray bottle filled with distilled water.

Water your money tree every 2 to 4 weeks, depending on weather conditions. If the air is extremely dry or there is lots of drying wind, then your tree should be watered every couple of weeks--otherwise, water approximately every 4 weeks. Let the soil become fairly dry between waterings.

  • While the money tree, more properly known as the pachira money tree, comes from the arid regions of South America, it became famous in Asia, where the story goes that a poor Taiwanese farmer was given a money tree and quickly became wealthy.
  • Mist the leaves of your money tree every other day with a spray bottle filled with distilled water.

Check the leaves of your money tree. If they are wilting then you need to water your tree slightly more often. If the leaves are turning brown, then you are over watering your tree and need to let it dry more between waterings.

Water A Money Tree?

The money tree --- a tropical plant with dark green, glossy palmate leaves -- is believed to bring good luck and financial fortune to its owner. Money trees are often sold with the trunks braided for decorative effect. However, you should use a good-quality commercial potting soil that drains quickly; money trees are susceptible to root rot. Bright, indirect light is ideal, but avoid placing your money tree in direct sunlight, which could scorch leaves. To maintain the moderate to high humidity required by your money plant, spray it weekly with a plant mister. Guide to Houseplants recommends using a pebble tray -- both functional and attractive -- to ensure sufficient humidity.

  • Check the leaves of your money tree.
  • However, you should use a good-quality commercial potting soil that drains quickly; money trees are susceptible to root rot.

Water A Money Tree?

The money tree --- a tropical plant with dark green, glossy palmate leaves -- is believed to bring good luck and financial fortune to its owner. Money trees are often sold with the trunks braided for decorative effect. However, you should use a good-quality commercial potting soil that drains quickly; money trees are susceptible to root rot. Bright, indirect light is ideal, but avoid placing your money tree in direct sunlight, which could scorch leaves. To maintain the moderate to high humidity required by your money plant, spray it weekly with a plant mister. Guide to Houseplants recommends using a pebble tray -- both functional and attractive -- to ensure sufficient humidity.

  • Check the leaves of your money tree.
  • However, you should use a good-quality commercial potting soil that drains quickly; money trees are susceptible to root rot.

Tip

Try to keep the soil fairly loose around your tree. While it is not absolutely necessary to water your money tree with distilled water, the chemicals in normal tap water may slow the growth of your tree. Money trees grow best in dappled sunlight or in only partial sunlight and partial shade.

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