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Money Tree


1 Gallon Nursery Planter; Overall Height: 14″ to 18″ including 6″ of planter

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Money Tree Plant

Pachira aquatica

The Money Tree, scientifically known as Pachira aquatica, is more than just a houseplant; it’s a symbol of prosperity, good fortune, and a touch of nature’s elegance. This remarkable plant, with its unique braided trunk and lush green foliage, has captured the hearts of plant enthusiasts worldwide. Beyond its aesthetics, the Money Tree is steeped in cultural significance, believed to bring luck, wealth, and positive energy to any space it graces. 

Money Tree Care

Pachira aquatica

When caring for a Money Tree, it’s essential to consider its lighting needs. When grown outdoors, they can endure direct sunlight, but when kept indoors, they have specific light requirements. Ideally, place your Money Tree in an environment with bright to medium indirect sunlight, ensuring it receives at least six hours of such light each day. In cases where access to natural light is limited, fluorescent lighting can be an effective alternative to support healthy growth and well-being for your plant

To care for Money Trees effectively, it’s important to establish a consistent watering routine. Water your Money Tree when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. In general, you’ll find that they require more frequent watering during the spring and summer, while in the fall and winter, the frequency can be reduced. While these plants appreciate moisture, it’s crucial to avoid overwatering, which can be detrimental. To prevent overwatering, ensure that the pot and soil have adequate drainage to allow excess water to escape, preserving the plant’s well-being.

The pachira aquatica, braided money tree plant is rated for Zones 10 to 12.

Money trees are non-toxic and pet friendly!

Pachira Aquatica FAQ

Caring for a Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) involves providing it with bright, indirect sunlight for at least six hours a day. They thrive with regular watering, allowing the top inch of soil to dry between waterings. During the growing season (spring and summer), watering should be more frequent, while in the fall and winter, it can be less frequent. Money Trees prefer a well-draining potting mix and benefit from occasional pruning to maintain their shape.

Money Trees are not considered toxic to cats, making them a safer choice for households with feline companions. However, it’s still a good practice to monitor your pets around any houseplant to ensure they don’t chew on or damage the plant, which can be harmful to both the plant and the pet.

Money Trees can grow to varying heights depending on care and conditions. In general, they can reach up to 6 to 7 feet indoors, but regular pruning can help maintain a more compact size. Their growth rate is relatively slow, contributing to their suitability as indoor plants.

To maintain a healthy Money Tree, it’s essential to water it when the top inch of soil becomes dry to the touch. Typically, this translates to more frequent watering during the spring and summer and less frequent watering in the fall and winter. Adjust your watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the specific needs of your plant to ensure proper moisture levels.


No false advertising. We use 1 Gallon (6 Inch), 3 Gallon (10 Inch), and 7 Gallon (14 Inch) pots or for hanging baskets we offer 10Inch or 12Inch diameter baskets. Want a plant to liven your home? A green friend to add to your garden, porch, or landscape? Check out our tropical plants!

We care. When you order from Tropical Plants of Florida, your order is not carelessly thrown in a box. First your plant is hand picked from our field by our experts. Then, it is prepped for shipping where we carefully wrap the base to ensure minimum soil spillage while your plant travels to you. After this a recycled paper sleeve is placed around your plant. If your plant if traveling to a colder climate, it gets extra special attention with a recycled blue jean plant-blanket for the ride.

Our promise. Our goal is to ship quality plants. If your plant has gone through our care filled shipping process and come out injured, TPoF is here for you. Please contact us as soon as possible with pictures of your plant.  

We offer shipping availability to all states excluding Alaska and Hawaii.



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