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Money Tree

Money Tree

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Get to Know Money Tree!

Highlights

Said to bring good luck and fortune, the Money Tree is the perfect plant to add to any room of your home to create good Feng Shui. It is known for its resilience, ease of growth, and fun braided trunk.

According to lore, a poor farmer had such great luck selling these hardy plants that he called them good fortune or good luck money trees.

Watering

Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

Sunlight

Thrives in bright indirect to medium light.

Pet-Friendly?

Yes, this plant is pet friendly.

Sad Plant (is your plant dying?)

YELLOW LEAVES: The most common cause of yellowing leaves among Money Trees is improper soil moisture from overwatering in particular. Your Money Tree prefers deep but infrequent watering to maintain consistent soil moisture. When watering your Money Tree, be sure you provide enough water so that liquid flows from the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and into the saucer.

It’s extremely important to discard any excess water in the saucer and not to let your plant sit in any standing water. Money Trees don’t like “wet feet,” which will cause the roots to rot and lead to the eventual death of the plant. Yellow and browning leaves are the first sign that root rot may be occurring.

DROPPING LEAVES: Your Money Tree can tolerate some space between watering. It prefers to be watered when the top 50% of soil has dried out, but be careful not to let the soil go bone-dry. Be sure that your watering schedule is consistent.

If you accidentally let your Money Tree’s soil dry out completely, it may need a soak in the sink or tub to properly rehydrate the soil. Keep in mind that when the soil goes from bone-dry to saturated, it can cause stress for your Money Tree and cause leaves to drop.

DEAD TRUNK: Underwatering. Dehydration is one way the stem can die. If the stem is too dry for too long it begins to shrivel. Each trunk of the money tree is an individual plant, so when there’s not enough water, each plant has to compete for resources and this typically results in one of the plants (or trunks) dying. By the time you notice, it’s often too late to save the dried-out stem, but it is possible to save the other few money tree stems. Read on for money tree trunk revival tips.

OVERWATERING: The second cause of a money tree’s stem dying is it being overwatered. This can cause root or crown rot, which can be extremely damaging or fatal. Money trees can handle more water than most houseplants, however, if the roots sit in water for too long it can cause them to turn brown and mushy. You can tell if the money tree is suffering from root rot if the leaves begin to wilt, discolor, or drop, if you notice a rotting smell from the soil, or if the base of the stem is soft and mushy.