Q.Have A Large Money Tree Plant That Regularly Drops All Its Leaves & Then Regrows Them.
I water/fertilize on a regular basis and have placed it in the correct lighting. The picture showing the plant is not where it is normally placed.
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It could be a couple of issues. The first that I would suspect would be a confined root system. Although The Pachira can handle a cramped root system, at some point it is good to fluff it out a bit. Remove the plant, and gently brush and shake away all of the old soil. Spread the roots, carefully, but thoroughly. Repot into a peat-rich soil mixture. Water in, and allow all extra water to exit the container, and discard it.
If this does get repotted often, then I could suspect that there is a humidity issue. They will enjoy some humidity if the air is dry. A humidifier can help, or a simple pebble tray to hold water underneath the pot can help with this.
This article will offer more information on the care of the tree: