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Money Tree 'Guiana Chestnut' Pachira Braid

Money Tree 'Guiana Chestnut' Pachira Braid

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Botanical Name:

  • Pachira aquatica

Common Names:

  • Money Tree
  • Guiana Chestnut
  • Malabar Chestnut
  • Saba Nut
  • Provision Tree


The Money Tree, scientifically known as Pachira aquatica, is a popular houseplant often associated with good luck and prosperity. Native to Central and South America, this tropical plant is known for its attractive braided trunk and glossy, palmate leaves. The braided trunk is not a natural occurrence but rather a decorative feature created by braiding young, flexible trunks together as they grow. The Money Tree is not only valued for its aesthetic appeal but also for its low maintenance and air-purifying qualities.

Care Instructions:


  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.


  • Water thoroughly when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry. Ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Reduce watering in the winter months.


  • Thrives in high humidity environments. Regular misting or placing the plant on a humidity tray can help maintain moisture levels, especially in dry indoor conditions.


  • Prefers temperatures between 65°F and 75°F (18°C - 24°C). Keep the plant away from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.


  • Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for indoor plants with added perlite or sand to improve drainage works well.


  • Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when growth slows.

Styling Tips:

  • Centerpiece: The Money Tree’s braided trunk and lush foliage make it an excellent centerpiece for a dining table or coffee table. Its unique appearance draws attention and adds a touch of elegance.

  • Desk Plant: Place a smaller Money Tree on your desk or workspace to bring a touch of nature indoors and enhance the atmosphere. Its reputation for bringing good luck and prosperity makes it a perfect addition to workspaces.

  • Entryway Accent: Position a Money Tree near your home’s entrance to welcome guests with its vibrant, welcoming presence. It can also be a symbol of good fortune as they enter your home.

  • Grouping with Other Plants: Pair the Money Tree with other tropical plants like the Peace Lily or Snake Plant to create a lush, indoor jungle. Its braided trunk provides a striking contrast to the foliage of other plants.

  • Modern Decor: The Money Tree’s clean lines and structured form make it a great addition to modern or minimalist decor. Use a sleek, neutral pot to highlight its elegant structure.

Feng Shui Tips:

  • Place the Money Tree in the southeast corner of your home or office, which is traditionally associated with wealth and abundance in Feng Shui practice.

The Money Tree, with its distinctive braided trunk and lush green leaves, is not only a beautiful houseplant but also a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. Its easy-care nature and versatility in styling make it a popular choice for homes and offices alike.

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