15 - 20cm Pachira Aquatica (Thick Trunk) 9cm Pot House Plant

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Pachira Aquatica, also known as Money Tree, is a popular houseplant known for its lush leaves and thick trunk. It is relatively easy to care for, making it a great choice for beginner plant parents. Here's a care guide:

  1. Light: Pachira Aquatica prefers bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low light conditions. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Water thoroughly and then allow the top 1-2 inches of the soil to dry out between waterings. The exact frequency will depend on the time of year and your home's specific conditions, but generally, it's about once a week in summer and every two weeks in winter.

  3. Temperature: The Money Tree prefers room temperature, around 60-75°F (15-24°C). It doesn't like cold drafts or temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

  4. Humidity: Pachira Aquatica is tolerant of a wide range of humidity levels but it appreciates higher humidity. If your home is dry, particularly in the winter, consider using a pebble tray or a humidifier to increase humidity.

  5. Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix, ideally a peat-based mix. You could also use a mix designed for cacti and succulents, which ensures good drainage.

  6. Fertilizer: Feed the Money Tree with a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Do not feed in the fall and winter.

  7. Repotting: Repot your Money Tree every 2-3 years, or when it becomes root-bound. This is typically signaled by slowed growth or water running straight through the pot.

  8. Pruning: Pruning can be done to control the size and shape of the tree. If it's getting too tall, you can cut the stem back by half.

  9. Propagation: Propagation is typically done through cuttings or air layering. Spring and early summer is the best time to do this.

  10. Pests and Problems: Pachira Aquatica can occasionally suffer from pests like spider mites, aphids, and scale. If you see signs of these, treat the plant with an insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Overall, the Pachira Aquatica is a low-maintenance plant that can add a touch of greenery and elegance to any space. Be mindful of its water and light requirements, and it should thrive in your care.

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    • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

    • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

    • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

    • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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