Pachira (Braided Money Tree)
The braided Money Tree thrives in medium, indirect sunlight but can tolerate lower light levels. You want to place it somewhere bright that doesn't get direct sunlight. Bright direct sunlight will likely cause the leafs to burn and scorch.
The money tree enjoys biweekly waterings, this may vary based on the temperature and environment of your space. Water the plant until it runs from the drainage holes. Once water drips from the bottom of the pot, stop watering and empty the saucer. During the winter, we recommend watering less frequently to prevent overwatering and root rot. The Money tree is not drought tolerant, and extended periods of dryness will cause leaf edges to brown. If your not sure when to water it get your hands dirty and place a finger 2" in the soil, if its moist its good if you can feel the dryness its watering time! Read more watering tips and tricks here
The money tree will appreciate being placed in a humid environment, misting it frequently or placing it close to other plants will help create that environment. If your not sure where to place your money tree, some great spots to help it thrive are steamy kitchens.
The money tree will enjoy temperatures ranging from 64-75ºF. Avoid temperature changes and cold drafts.
Money trees are non-toxic and suitable for homes with small children and pets.
- Yellowing leaves and burnt tips: suggests your plant has been scorched by direct sunlight or watered with tap water containing high levels of fluoride.