5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Caring for Your Money Tree Plant

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If you’ve ever had a money tree plant, then you know just how delightful they can be. But did you know that there are a few common mistakes that people make when caring for their money tree plants? Read on to learn what these mistakes are so that you can avoid them!

How do you properly care for a money tree?

A money tree, also known as a Pachira Aquatica, typically grows between five and 12 feet tall, making it an attractive addition to any room. For it to thrive, the money tree should be kept in brightly lit areas but not in direct sunlight. Keep soil moist but not overly wet and use a fertilizer twice a year for optimal growth. 

This little tree is sensitive to cold environments and should be kept away from drafts or air-conditioners. To stay healthy, money trees require consistent trimming at least once per year from branches that have grown after the desired height is reached. With these basic care guidelines, your money tree can last for many years and become that perfect touch of greenery in any room.

What does an unhealthy money tree look like?

An unhealthy money tree might look like something out of a scary movie. Its crooked branches reached the sky, barely containing its overbearing foliage, overshadowed by dark clouds and dead leaves scattered around its footprint.

An unhealthy money tree does not just refer to financial instability; it indicates an imbalance of opportunity and resources for individuals in society. The ill health of the money tree is indicative of a greater economic inequality that can lead to further disparities among the population. A healthy money tree would instead provide an opportunity for all social classes and could potentially unlock an era of financial freedom and truly create prosperity in the long run.

How do you keep a money tree happy?

Keeping a money tree happy is all about providing the right environment. Money trees love bright, indirect light and need to be in temperatures that don’t go below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. They should also be watered regularly, but it’s important not to overdo them as too much water can cause root rot.

Money trees also prefer slightly acidic soil (a pH of around 6.5) so adding a few drops of lemon juice or white vinegar can make them very happy indeed – alongside some occasional feedings with an all-purpose fertilizer. With basic attention and care, a money tree will provide years of pleasure and good luck!

How lucky is a money tree?

Oftentimes viewed with envy, having a money tree must sound like a dream come true! From the outside, this mythical tree looks like a ticket to financial freedom, but the reality may not be as rosy as it appears. Money trees bring with them their own set of problems such as the challenge of trying to protect branches laden with cash from intruders or sneaky animals looking for an easy meal.

The money also needs periodic pruning and replacing -unless finding fresh bills under your own money tree’s leaves is one of life’s little luxuries. Despite these potential issues, owning a money tree still seems like quite the lucky find!

How do you know if a money tree is healthy?

Money trees are a type of bonsai that can be both aesthetically pleasing and an interesting asset to any garden. Beyond their beauty, money trees are also popular for their meaning in certain cultures, as they are said to bring good luck and prosperity into the owner’s life.

To ensure your money tree stays healthy, there are several signs you should look out for. The first is that your tree should have a full canopy of leaves with no brown or droopy foliage. Its branches should be sturdy and the trunk should feel firm and not brittle when touched.

The soil surrounding the roots should remain moist but not overly saturated, while some yellowing of older leaves is natural. If your tree is showing all these signs it will stay healthy and vibrant!

How often should you water a money plant?

Watering a money plant is an important part of its care, but it’s easy to get the balance wrong, especially as different plants have different needs. As a general rule of thumb, they should be watered when the soil is starting to feel dry (around every two weeks) and only enough so that it feels damp after watering.

It’s important to not over-water the plant because it can easily develop root rot and cause damage if too much water is used. If you find that your money plant is constantly wilting and/or dropping leaves, you’re likely watering too often and need to scale back.

On the other hand, if it won’t grow at all you may need to increase the frequency at which you Water – this could be anywhere from weekly to every three days depending on how dry the soil gets in between waterings.


As with all plants, it’s important to remember not to overwater and to ensure that the plant has proper drainage. Additionally, strong winds can also be damaging to your money tree so if indoors, make sure to place near a window but not directly on top of it. Pruning is also key for this species since without regular clipping, the plant becomes lanky and single-trunked instead of shrubby and dense.

Lastly, keep an eye out for common money tree pests like mites, aphids, mealybugs and thrips as they can quickly spread over your entire plant if undetected. With some proper care and maintenance, you can soon have a happy healthy money tree in your home or garden! All in all, tending to a Money Tree Plant doesn’t have to be difficult so long as you are aware of potential pitfalls along the way.

Now that you are familiar with some of the most common mistakes when caring for this plant type, you should have no difficulty flourishing your very own feng shui inspiring Money Tree at home!

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Jiayi Fù

Jiayi Fù

I am Jiayi fù, and I am an expert in Feng Shui.
I live in Atlanta, Georgia, with my husband. I write this blog as a way to expand myself and my knowledge about the Feng Shui culture.

Jiayi fù

Jiayi fù

I am Jiayi fù, and I am an expert in Feng Shui.
I live in Atlanta, Georgia, with my husband. I write this blog as a way to expand myself and my knowledge about the Feng Shui culture.

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