Pachira aquatica is a sought-after tree that adapts extremely well to being grown indoors. Under fengshui, a properly placed Pachira aquatica in the home or office will create positive energy/chi, bringing prosperity and good luck. As a result, the Money Tree is a popular gift for birthdays, weddings and housewarmings.
The Money Tree has a central trunk of several stems braided together to lock in the good fortune. The top of the Money Tree has the 5-lobed leaf arrangement also considered lucky. Other names include Malabar or Guiana Chestnut, French Peanut, Saba Nut, Dollar Plant and Provision Tree.
Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate light shade. Avoid direct sunlight. Thrives under fluorescent light, so great for office environments.
Water: Water when the soil has become slightly dry at the top.
Temperature: Pachira aquatica is content in average household conditions 16-24°C.
Humidity: Likes increased humidity levels. Use a pebble tray or similar to surround with water.