Native to central and south America, Pachira Stump Money Tree, or Pachira aquatica, is a part of the Malvaceae family. In its natural habitat, this tropical evergreen tree can grow up to 65 feet. Money Tree's long thin five-lobed leaves form an umbrella shape above its trunk.
The most interesting thing about Money Tree plant is that, unlike most tropical houseplants, it doesn't require a lot of water. It stores water in its chunky trunk.
In Chinese Feng Shui, Money Tree is a symbol of luck and prosperity, as good fortune is believed to be trapped within this plant's trunk, and the number five in its five-lobed leaves is also a lucky number. It is also useful in purifying your indoor air!
Money Stump Tree isn't likely to bloom indoors, but a matured Pachira aquatica growing in an ideal outdoor condition can produce yellow flowers and edible nuts.
Money Tree likes bright, indirect sunlight, as harsh direct sunlight may scorch its leaves. It needs 4-6 hours of light daily, and too little light would stunt its growth. This plant tolerates fluorescent light, so it makes for a perfect office plant.
This plant needs less water than an average houseplant, as it can store water in its trunk.Water only when the top 2'' of the soil is dry and drain well after each watering to avoid root rot. Water thoroughly and let the soil dry out between waterings.
This plant prefers well-draining soils. Use a peat moss-based potting mix and add some perlite for a good drainage.
Money Tree thrives in temperatures between 65°F-80°F. Like most houseplants, it needs a humidity level of at least 50% all year round. Use a humidifier and mist your plant when the weather is dry, especially during winter.
This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
This plant is mildly toxic so keep it out of reach of curious children and pets.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via email@example.com if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.