The Lucky Money Tree

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Money trees are very popular in Asia and with Feng Shui as the name says, they are auspicious and help to bring in good fortune.

If you aren’t sure what a this type of tree looks like here is a cute little one.

Money tree

The reason the money tree is so lucky is because of it’s energy. This tree has vibrant and well-rooted energy; growing energy that you would like to see reflected in your financial situation.

Pachira Money Tree

You can find a money tree at your local garden or nursery. We always like to buy from local vs. Home Depot, Ikea, Walmart or Lowers as the quality of the plants are much better.

Money tree plants are native from Mexico to northern South America. The trees can get up to sixty feet in their native habitats but are more commonly small, potted ornamental specimens when brought into the home. The plant typically will have slim green stems topped with palmate leaves. In its native region, money tree plants produce fruits that are oval green pods divided into five chambers inside.

How to Care for Your Tree

In addition to attracting money, money trees are also very very easy to take care of.

If you want a large flow of abundance to come into your life than regular care of your money tree is important. The money tree likes moderately humid room and deep but infrequent watering. Do not over water these plants as that will cause the leaves to start to die. Make sure that the plant is completely dry before watering it again. If your home is on the dry side, you can increase the humidity by placing the pot on a saucer filled with pebbles. Keep the saucer filled with water and the evaporation will enhance the humidity of the area. Remember to fertilize every two weeks as part of good plant care. Use a liquid plant food diluted by half.

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This type of plant rarely needs to be pruned but as part of your annual money tree plant care, take off any damaged or dead plant material. It is also a good idea to re-pot this plant every 2 years. Do not to move the plant around a lot. Money tree plants dislike being moved and respond by dropping their leaves. Also keep them away from drafty areas.

You can move your Pachira money tree outside in summer to an area with dappled light, but don’t forget to move it back in before fall.

To get more ideas to bring money, abundance and good fortune into your home check out our Feng Shui bedroom article.

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