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Plant Know-How: Pachira aquatica

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Ever wished money grew on trees? Pachira aquatica, commonly known as the Money Tree, might not have dollar bills sprouting from its branches but we think its still special all the same! This tropical plant is endemic to Central and South America where it can grow to upwards of 50 feet. In a home setting you're unlikely to see yours grow to those kind of gargantuan sizes, but given proper care your Pachira aquatica can grow to five or six feet! Pachira aquatica tends to be an easy to keep plant, which makes it ideal for those who want to add an easy indoor tree to their space. We've got some tips to help your Pachira aquatic flourish, which will hopefully bring your some good fortune as well!
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Light Requirements: Keep your Pachira aquatica somewhere it will get medium to bright indirect light. If kept in low light your Pachira aquatica may drop leaves.

Water Tips for Pachira Aquatica: Water your Pachira aquatica when the first 1-2" of the soil has gone dry. Like all tropical plants Pachira aquatica will appreciate some added humidity, but it's not required!

The Best Soil for Pachira Aquatica: Your plant will grow best in a chunky, well draining soil mix. Our Folia Favorite Potting Mix is a great choice!

Is Pachira Aquatica Pet Safe? Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' is not pet safe and can be toxic when consumed by pets. 

Did you know? Many cultivated Pachira aquatica are grown three plants to a pot with their trunks braided together. If one of the trunks of your braided Pachira aquatic dies, don't fret! Simply clip the trunk with sturdy snips as close to the soil as possible. The remaining plants will continue to grow!

Think you could use a Money Tree in your life? We have 4" and 6" sizes available on our website for curbside pick up and local delivery!