Pot size: 17cm x Plant height: 50cm approx
Fits a pot with a 19cm - 22cm diameter.
*Pot in image not included in price
Pachira are native to the swamps of central and south America so can tolerate a bit of overwatering, although they prefer to be watered once the top inch of soil has dried out. They enjoy humidity but misting is not essential. Place them in a spot with bright but indirect light.
Pachira aquatica, known in some cultures as Money Trees, are extremely easy to care for and a great way to introduce different textures and shapes to your plant collection. They are native to the swamps of central and south America so can tolerate a bit of overwatering in the home, if you're prone to over loving your plants!
Light: Bright but indirect
A bright spot with no direct sunlight is best, and although it will tolerate a lightly shaded area too, new growth will be slower. Make sure to turn the plant after every water to encourage even growth.
Watering: Moderate to frequent
As native swamp plants they are one of the few houseplants that will survive a bit of over watering, although for the best results you should allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings in the summer. Over winter you can leave about half the pot of soil to dry out before watering again. The easiest way to check moisture levels is by sticking your finger into the soil to the required depth. Although they would naturally stand in a shallow pool of water, this is not what they prefer in the home so make sure there is adequate drainage in its pot.
Pachira are native to the tropics so would prefer slightly higher levels of moisture in the air. A bathroom or humid kitchen is ideal, but the average humidity levels found in our homes should be fine. Be sure to keep them away from known air dryers such as fan heaters and radiators over the cooler months. Misting the leaves weekly is recommended.
The leaves of a Pachira tend to gather dust. Wipe them down regularly with a damp cloth or use a neem oil and water mix to stave off pests.
Pruning is commonplace during the winter and will encourage strong new growth the following spring. They are very fast growing so don’t hold back!