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Pachira 'Stump Money Tree'

Pachira 'Stump Money Tree'

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The Pachira 'Stump Money Tree' is a cherished and visually engaging houseplant, recognized for its stout, stump-like trunk and vibrant green foliage. The leaves extend vividly from the central stem, showcasing a compact and bushy growth habit. At full maturity, the 'Stump Money Tree' can attain a height of approximately 2-3 feet but can reach higher heights of 6-8 feet in optimal conditions.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Pachira aquatica

Common: Guiana Chestnut, Money Tree, Stump Money Tree

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Every 6-8 weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • The Money Tree is tolerant of a wide range of humidity levels.
  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • The Money Tree requires more consistency with watering in order to maintain optimal conditions. It is best to keep it on a regular water schedule.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Malvaceae family, commonly known as the mallow family, is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 4,220 species.
  • The Money Tree is native to the wetlands and swamps of Central and South America.
  • The main difference between the Braided and the Stump Money Tree is aesthetic, and the choice between them usually comes down to personal preference. Both forms of the Money Tree are relatively fast growers under optimal conditions, and their growth rate is generally similar.
  • The Money Tree is often associated with the practice of Feng Shui and is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to its owner.
  • It's a relatively fast grower and can reach heights greater than 6 feet indoors, although it usually stays smaller when grown in pots.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Medium Maintenance
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