Money Tree

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  • Brings Good Luck
  • Low Maintenance
  • Requires Bright Indirect Sunlight

The Money Tree is said in Feng Shui teachings to bring good luck to those who place one in their home or office. A story about such good fortune led to the common name for Pachira aquatica, a native tree in swampy areas and tropical rainforests around the world. Even if adding a Money Tree to your home or office fails to bring you monetary reward, you will enjoy growing the houseplant and amaze friends or co-workers with its large evergreen leaves.

In the wild, the trees have single trunks and grow as tall as 60 feet. You can control the growth of a Money Tree; some enthusiasts grow these into bonsai plants. The long blade-like leaves appear in a rounded form above a tall trunk. Money Trees add just the right amount of height against a wall and a tropical feel to any plant arrangement.

Money Tree Care

Normal indoor temperatures are perfect for Money Tree care, but they like humidity. Add a pebble tray beneath the container and mist the leaves regularly, or choose a humid location of your home to feature your Money Tree. Give the plant sandy or peat-based soil in a well-draining container. It will stay healthier with by repotting with clean peat moss every couple of years. Other than that, just remove damaged leaves and try not to move your Money Tree plant once it finds a good spot in your home with bright, indirect light.

Money Tree Location

You can grow Money Tree outdoors in zones 10 through 12; place one in a rain garden for show and expect it to grow to at least 20 feet high and wide. Money Tree goes by lots of common names and has no serious disease or insect problems.

Money Tree Plant Facts

Light Requirement: Bright Indirect Light
Maintenance: Low
Watering: Low
Height: 3 - 6 Feet Tall
Spread: 3 - 4 Feet Wide
Habit: Upright
Foliage Color(s): Green
Flower Color: N/A
Bloom Period: N/A
Scientific Name: Pachira aquatica
Common Name: Money Tree

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.