The Money Plant: Easy Care for Good Luck and Prosperity

The Money Plant: Easy Care for Good Luck and Prosperity

The money plant (Pachira aquatica) is a popular houseplant believed to bring good fortune and positive energy. It's a triple threat – attractive foliage, symbolic meaning, and surprisingly easy to care for!

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Unveiling the Mystique of the Money Plant

Originating from the lush landscapes of Central and South America, the money plant, also known as Pachira aquatica, is renowned for its towering presence in the wild, adorned with vibrant yellow flowers and delectable nuts. While our houseplant varieties may not reach the same lofty heights, they exude charm and symbolism, particularly in Asian cultures where they are revered for their auspicious significance.


Money Plant Must-Knows

  • Common Names: Money tree plant, money plant
  • Light: Bright indirect light (think dappled sunlight)
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix (cactus/succulent mix works well)
  • Water: Water when the top two inches of soil are dry, ensuring excess drains out.
  • Temperature & Humidity: Prefers warmth (around 70°F) and at least 50% humidity (a pebble tray with water or regular misting can help).
  • Fertiliser: Feed with a foliage houseplant fertiliser during the growing season.


Keeping Your Money Plant Thriving

  • Light it Up: Provide bright, indirect light. Too little light will make your plant unhappy.
  • Hydration Hero: Water thoroughly when the top two inches of soil dry out. Avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot.
  • Humidity Haven: Aim for at least 50% humidity. Group plants together, use a pebble tray, or mist regularly to create a more humid environment.
  • Fertilize for Flourishing: During the growing season, give your money plant a boost with a foliage houseplant fertilizer.
  • Pruning for Perfection: Prune only to remove dead or diseased leaves. If you want to maintain the braided look, you'll need to continue braiding new stems as they grow.

Branching Out: Propagating Your Money Plant

There are two ways to propagate your money plant: stem cuttings or seeds. Stem cuttings are the quicker option, but seeds can be a fun experiment. Whichever method you choose, be patient – it can take some time for roots to develop.

Conquering Common Money Plant Problems

  • Yellowing Leaves: Dry air is the culprit here. Increase humidity around your plant.
  • Brown and Crispy Leaves: This could be underwatering or dry air. Water more thoroughly or increase humidity.
  • Drooping Green Leaves: Not enough or too much water! Check the soil moisture – underwatered leaves wilt, while overwatered ones become soggy.
  • Leaning Plant: Your money plant is yearning for more light. Rotate it regularly for even growth.

So there you have it! With a little TLC, your money plant will thrive and bring a touch of luck and prosperity to your home. Happy planting!


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Author info: Mark Glanville

Meet Mark Glanville, the eco-conscious founder of, on a mission to cultivate joy through sustainable gifts that nurture both hearts and the environment. With a passion for locally and ethically sourced materials, Mark shares his green expertise through occasional musings on plant care, indoor greenery, and innovative design inspirations for his latest aluminium pots, all aimed at fostering a greener, happier world, one plant at a time.

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