Are you wondering how to take care of a money tree? If so, you are in luck. This tree is easy even for a beginner! Anyone can grow this tree successfully with minimal effort. The pachira, or money tree, is said to bring wealth, prosperity, good fortune and more. That is a lot to deliver for a plant that requires so little in return. You can’t beat it.
The pachira plant is often thought of as a gift. Many people give it as a present for wedding, new businesses and more. The idea that it will bring good fortune and wealth to it’s owner is what makes it a perfect and thoughtful gift. Every time that the recipient of this tree sees it in the room, they will remember that you wished them well and wanted them to be successful. It is a constant and beautiful reminder of your well wishes.
There is very little to keep track of when learning how to take care of a money tree. It all boils down to the basics, water and sunlight. Make sure it gets the proper amount of each, and you are all set!
The money tree plant should not be over-watered. It should be watered until the soil is moist, but not so much that the water is standing on top of the soil or running heavily out of the bottom of the pot. On the very first day that the soil feels dry to the touch, water the plant again. If the leaves are curling, the plant is trying to tell you that it is getting too much water. If the leaves get dry and brittle, more water is needed. How easy is that? This plant tells you what you need to know!
The pachira plant needs 6-8 hours of sunlight a day. A nice spot in front of a window that gets a lot of sun is perfect! If you don’t want to think about that or don’t have a spot, it can be grown outdoors in zones 9 and above. During the hot summer months, a hot sunny window seat can be a little too much for the plant. Just reduce the amount of time that it is there and you and your plant will be fine.
These are the very basic, very simple instructions on how to take care of a money tree. Once you figure out just what your tree likes, you will do great!