Ever heard of the infamous Money tree? If there is one plant you want to add to your home it’s this one. Not only will a money tree beautify your home but it’s also said to bring prosperity and good luck. The Money tree makes the perfect housewarming or business opening gift!
What is a Money Tree?
The money tree is a member of the liliaceae family and its scientific name is Pachira Aquatica. This tropical tree is native to Central and South America but can now be found in most warm climates around the world.
The money tree is a beautiful plant with glossy green leaves. It can grow up to 60 feet tall in its natural habitat but when grown indoors, it will only reach about 6-7 feet. In fact, in the last couple of years, this plant has become more popular as a houseplant thanks to the fact that it’s easy to care and thrives in most conditions. Its easily available in fact you can even purchase it directly from Amazon.
Money trees are very efficient at removing toxins from the air and can help improve your overall health. Perfect for those suffering from asthma or allergies. These trees are also known to increase mental clarity, reduce stress levels, and boost your mood.
The money tree got its nickname due to the belief that it brings good luck and prosperity. This belief came from the Chinese culture and has been passed down through the generations. The story goes that a poor man prayed for money and found a money tree the next day. He then took the tree home and his luck changed for the better!
The braided trunks are said to trap good luck inside and the tree is often given as a gift to bring good fortune.
The money tree is also believed to:
- Bring positive energy into your home
- Improve your financial situation
- Attract abundance and success
- Help you manifest your desires
- Protect you from negative energy
Whether you believe it or not, you have only to gain by adding this pretty plant to your living space!
How do you care for a money tree?
As mentioned the money tree is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to care for. Let’s go into further details on how to care for your money plant:
The money tree prefers bright, indirect sunlight but can also tolerate low light conditions. If you notice the leaves start to turn yellow, that means it’s getting too much sun and you should move it to a shadier spot. You can also rotate the money tree every few days so that all sides of the plant get an equal amount of sunlight.
Allow the top soil to dry out in between waterings. The money tree can tolerate some drought but will start to drop leaves if it doesn’t get enough water. Over-watering is also a problem for this plant as it can lead to root rot. You can water a money plant tree every one to two weeks.
When watering, make sure you give the plant a good soak and then allow it to drain completely. It’s best to use room temperature water when watering your money tree. Money trees are sensitive to fluoride so it’s best to use distilled or filtered water. Overwatering is the number one cause of death for money trees so be careful not to overwater!
The money tree prefers humid conditions but can also tolerate dry air. If you live in a dry climate, you can increase the humidity around your money tree by placing it on a pebble tray or by using a humidifier. Don’t be afraid to occasionally mist your plant to help it thrive.
The money tree prefers warm temperatures and will not tolerate cold drafts. It’s best to keep your money tree in an area where the temperature is between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can fertilize your money tree every two months during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a balanced fertilizer that is diluted to half strength. Be careful not to over-fertilize as this can damage the roots of the plant.
You can prune your money tree anytime it needs shaping. Simply use sharp, clean scissors or gardening shears to trim back any unwanted growth. Clean up any fallen leaves or debris from around the plant to help prevent pests and diseases.
Where should you place your money tree according to feng shui?
Feng shui is the practice of aligning your environment in a way that promotes harmony, balance, and good luck. According to feng shui, the money tree is an ideal plant to have in your home as it brings all the positive energy you could ever want!
There are a few things to keep in mind when placing your money tree according to feng shui:
- The money tree should be placed in the wealth corner of your home (the farthest left corner when you’re standing at the front door).
- The money tree should never be placed in your bedroom as this is considered bad luck.
- If you have a business, place the money tree in your office or near the entrance to attract more customers and clients.
The money tree is an amazing plant that has many benefits, both real and symbolic. Just make sure to take care of it and place it according to feng shui principles and you’ll be well on your way to a more prosperous future.