These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Looking after your Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) These Pachira aquatica are also known as Malabar Chestnut or Money Tree. According to Chinese feng shui tradition, the 5 fingered leaves, act like green hands and capture happiness and good fortune whilst the twisted stems store the treasure.. Choose a bright cool spot for your tree out of direct sunlight if possible. A north, east or west facing windowsill is ideal away from any radiators or draughts. In the summer they can go outside but really they are best grown and enjoyed indoors.
Aim to keep the top of the soil damp. When the top of the soil starts to look dry give them a good water but let the extra water drain away before returning them to their pot. To make the most of their unusual shape and keep your plant tidy, remove any old leaves as they die off but otherwise these are very easy going plants that will grow on well over time. Problem solving: These robust trees don’t generally suffer from pests. If you do notice any unwanted pests of caterpillars wipe these off with a soapy cloth.
Rapid leaf drop is however a sign of stress and should be addressed immediately. Over and under watering and extremes of temperature can all lead to leaf drop in Money Trees but if you are unsure please do feel free to give us a call and we will always do our best to help.