COMMON NAME: Mexican fortune tree, money tree plant
BOTANICAL/SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pachira Aquatica
LIGHT: Try your best to provide the plant with as much light as possible - without direct sunlight which can scorch the leaves. During the winter the amount of daylight time decreases, which will naturally tell the plant it's time to rest and slow it's growth down, so do not become concerned about it no longer producing new shoots and leaves.
WATERING: Thoroughly water the plant once the soil becomes dry and remove excess water from the pot tray. During the winter the pachira will slow it's growth right down and will not need to be watered anywhere near as much like in spring and summer. Do not over-water or have the plant in a pot which can become waterlogged.
SOIL: A peat moss based mix is suitable. A good mix can be made with 2 parts peat and one part perlite or sand (for drainage).
HUMIDITY: Above average room humidity is the best growing conditions to grow a money plant. During the summer increase levels with a humidity tray (tray with pebbles and water which the plants sits on) or a humidifier. During the winter avoid the plant becoming affected by dry air from artificial heating.
FERTILISER: Once a month high in Nitrogen to enhance the growth of evergreen leaves.
Size: Height 160 to 170cm. approximate
Actual product may vary due to product enhancement.