The Pachira aquatica (Money tree) is a popular indoor plant, often with a braided trunk. It is a tropical plant of the Malvaceae family, native to Central America. It is an old token of good luck and fortune, related to the concept of Feng Shui.

If you need help identifying your tree, try our Bonsai tree identification guide.


Specific Bonsai care guidelines for the Money Tree

Position: Place the Money tree indoor at a very bright spot; preferably at a window facing south. During summer you can place it outside in most temperate climates, again, at a sunny spot in your garden/balcony.

Watering: No specifics.

Feeding: Feed abundant, with a normal fertilizer monthly from spring to mid autumn.

Pruning: Strong pruning is recommended in late winter. The Money plant will respond with vigorous growth in the following spring. For maintenance pruning, cut back to 2-3 pairs of leaves.

Repotting: Repot Money tree Bonsai in spring before the buds begin to swell, every two to three years. Preferably use a soil mix with good drainage.

Propagation: From seeds and cuttings.

For more detailed information on these techniques, try our Bonsai tree care section.



Money Bonsai tree (Pachira Aquatica)

Pachira Aquatica (money tree Bonsai)

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