Pachira aquatica is a popular choice as a houseplant. It is quick to adapt to changes in its environment. All plants are great for fengshui, but it has been said that this Money Tree when placed in the home or office will create positive energy/chi, bringing prosperity and good luck.
With this in mind, the Money Tree is often given as a gift for birthdays, weddings and housewarmings. Who doesn't like getting a plant-present?
This little indoor tree has several stems wrapped together to make a 'trunk'. This is known as the 'lock of good fortune'. The top has 5 bunches of foliage. With 5 being a lucky number in fengshui.
Water when the soil has become slightly dry at the top.
Prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate light shade.
This indoor tree will reach a maximum height of 3m. Regular pruning and pinching will keep the plant from growing too big. Fast growing.
Great in offices as they thrive on fluorescent lighting.