The Money Tree is known all over the world, but it is growing in popularity among young people, for an inexpensive home decor plant that will last for a long time.
Money Trees get their name from the prevailing belief that they bring financial good luck.
|Light||Light shade or full sun|
|Water||Ensure soil is moist or boggy|
|Temperature||Prefer full sun in mild climates, light shade in hot climates|
The Money tree is a traditional symbol of wealth and good fortune. Originally from Guatemala, the Money Tree is a tropical wetland tree of the mallow family. It’s native to Central and South America, where it grows in swamps.
The Money Tree needs very little to survive and to actually thrive. Water the plant only once a week in regular soil, and do not keep in direct sunlight. The Money Tree grows best when the roots are touching the edge of the pot; we suggest leaving it in the pot you purchased it in for as long as possible. It can’t survive in temperatures below 28°F (-2°C), it is best suited as an indoor plant… unless you live in Guatemala that is.
Money Trees can grow from a few inches high, to as tall as 15 feet, with a leaf spread between 8 and 10 feet. However, if you’ve purchased one at a retail store, your plant is likely to remain much more proportionate to fit the inside of your home. The Money Tree also does not have a major susceptibility to pests or diseases, which adds to its appeal. It is rather hardy and slow growing, requiring minimal care and concern. This plant grows best in indirect sunlight and for this reason, it is a very popular indoor plant that can last for a long time, if properly cared for.
If your Money Tree starts to get some yellow leaves or wilt, remove the plant from direct sunlight and check the soil. It should be almost dry all the way through before watering again. The yellow leaves may fall off, but the plant will continue to live.