How To Care For A Money Tree
Money trees are very popular household foliage plants, loved for their braided trunks and large, tropical, dark green leaves that fan out around the top. It gets its name from the belief that it brings good fortune to its owner. Caring for Money Trees can be quite simple, making it the ideal plant for a beginner plant parent! If you’re just starting out in the plant world, here are some tips to help you take care of your Money Tree!
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How Much Light Does A Money Tree Need?
Money Trees need lots of bright, indirect light to thrive! Place near, but not in, a sunny window. Rotate your plant regularly so that it grows evenly.
How Much Should I Water My Money Tree?
Money Trees enjoy thorough but infrequent watering. When the top few inches of the soil have dried out, water your Money Tree until water runs out of the bottom of the pot. Do not let it sit in a saucer of standing water, as this can cause root rot. During the winter, you can allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings since the plant’s growth will slow down.
How Much Humidity Does My Money Tree Need?
Money Trees love humidity, so mist the leaves often or place it near a pebble tray or humidifier. During the winter be sure to increase the humidity by misting more frequently to compensate for the dry air.
What Is The Best Temperature For Money Trees?
Money trees prefer to be in an environment that stays between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Often Should Money Trees Be Fertilized?
You can feed your Money Tree once per month during the growing season (Spring-Summer) and not at all during the colder months. We recommend using a mild plant food or using half the recommended amount of fertilizer.
Are Money Trees Toxic?
Money Trees are non-toxic and safe for pets!
Creative Ways To Plant Your Money Tree
Money Trees are beautiful, whether they’re planted alone or among other plants! Place it on an end table or shelf as an accent piece, or create a statement piece around it to really get your guests talking! We’ve come up with a few ideas on how you can show off your money tree around your home!
A potted Money Tree can easily be elevated with this quick trick. Choose a bold colored pot to plant your money tree in, and coordinate it with a contrasting colored tray below it! Fill the tray with pebbles of any color that you wish, and there you have it! The juxtaposition of colors and textures created with the pot, tray, and pebbles will help your little tree stand out!
Not only does this dish prevent drainage from making a mess, but the pebbles also trap water and increase humidity around the plant, which your Money Tree will thank you for!
What is a Kokedama? Kokedama is a ball of soil, covered in moss, in which an ornamental plant lives. This is a style of planting developed in Japan and is a very popular choice when creating a feng shui atmosphere. Since Money Trees are also associated with feng shui, it’s a genius combination! You can place your Money Tree kokedama on a table or hang it on a macrame hanger. Either way, this is definitely a unique and eye-catching way to plant your Money Tree.
Bonsai Dish Garden
Designing a dish garden around your Money Tree is a wonderful way to let your artistic side flow! The art of miniature gardening is relaxing and fun, and there’s really no wrong way to do it! Just be sure to pick an appropriate sized pot for your Money Tree and any accessories you may want to include. Adding a water feature can really kick your design up a notch, and give your mini garden a calming, rainforest feel.