How do I care for my Money Tree?

The money tree (aka Pachira aquatica) is not only rumoured to be lucky, but it is also very attractive and quite easy to care for: it needs bright, indirect light and fairly moist, humid environments. And as a bonus, it is also pet-friendly! 🐱🐶

Here are some tips for how to best care for this green beauty.


Native habitat

A native to the tropical regions of Central and South America down as far as northern Brazil.

Light and position in the home

Prefers bright, indirect light. Low light can cause leaves to drop, turn regularly to ensure even light distribution.

Flowers and foliage

The Pachira Aquatica produces large, shiny green leaves that can quickly fill out its crown. Its flower, which is among the largest tree flowers in the world, is eaten by locals along with the leaves.

Watering and humidity 

Growing naturally along rivers and swamps, the Pachira enjoys a good watering. Avoid letting the plant sit in standing water though. Your Pachira will enjoy higher humidity.


Room temperatures are ideal, avoid anything lower than 10 degrees Celsius and any warm/cold drafts.

Did you know?

There are many legends that credit the plant with bringing good luck and fortune! It is commonly used as a plant in feng shui due to its five leaved arrangement which represent the five elements.


If you like the look of our Money Tree and are keen to get your hands on one of your own, you can get yours here.

In November 2019, Money Tree was our indoor plant subscription plant of the month. If you fancy receiving a plant like this every month, check out our gorgeous plant subscriptions here.

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