Top Questions About Money Plants

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Questions About Money Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 6, 2011

Q. Money Tree Plant Watering

What is the best type of water to use on a money tree plant–tap or bottled water? Is it true it only needs water once a week or even once a month?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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Distilled water (which is not the same as bottled water) is best, but with a plant like a money tree, they are perfectly happy with tap water. Water when the soil is dry to the touch.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 17, 2011

Q. Fallen Plant

I recently bought a small plant for my home (money plant, the florist called it). It’s a tiny plant that I have had for only 5 days, and this morning we saw all the stems and leaves had fallen, like drooping on the floor. The plant is not standing upright anymore. I keep it on my window sill, so it gets air, sunlight, and I water it. Is it dead? Can I bring it back to stand up? What did I do wrong?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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This article will help determine if it's still alive. If so, you may be able to place some type of support in the pot to help it remain upright. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 8, 2011

Q. Lightened Leaves

I purchased a plant about 2 years ago that is a tropical plant. I don’t remember the name. I think it is some type of money plant. It is grown from a piece of the tree. You scrape off the wax from the bottom and plant it and the tree begins growing out of the wood. I have always kept it in the house, but decided two weeks ago to set it outside for the summer on my porch. The leaves have now changed color from green to a very pale green. We have had a lot of rain over the last few weeks, so I don’t know if it has received too much water or too much light.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 9, 2011
Certified Expert
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The plant may be suffering from an iron deficiency. This commonly causes this kind of coloration on the leaves. This normally happens either when the plant is watered too much (including too much rain) and the nutrients get leeched away or if the pH is too high. It could also be attributed to stress if the plant was not properly acclimated when set outdoors.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 14, 2011

Q. Money Plant Disease

I have a money plant, about 5 yrs old, in original container. The leaves are turning yellow, dropping off, and are sticky with spots. It is watered everyday except on weekends. Sits in a window, slight draft near plant. Been getting worse since moving to new office location. Was fine before we moved. Should we repot and move to another location? I want to save it.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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It sounds like you may have a scale problem. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

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Asked by
PEACH on
November 3, 2011

Q. Money Plant

I have recently bought a money plant. It has some small branches at the bottom. Can these small shoots be taken off and reset, or will it harm the plant? Also, I need help with my white rhododendron. It has buds on it, but the leaves are turning yellow and falling off. Should it do that this time of year?

Answered by
Heather on
November 6, 2011
Certified Expert
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I would give the money plant a month or so to settle in before doing any pruning, just to let it get use to its new home. After that, this should be fine.

As for the rhododendron, it should not be turning yellow. How is the drainage where it is? If it is bad, it may be developing root rot. It may also have a fungus. As a precaution, treat the plant with a fungicide.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 19, 2012

Q. Recovering A ‘Money Tree’

I am looking for some help regarding a ‘money tree’ which has lost most of its leaves. I have had one suggestion, and that is to remove the rest of the branches and leave the main stems (or what seem more like trunks. The tree is about 2. 5 ft tall. ). I don’t know if any of it will regrow then. Do you have any suggestions?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
October 19, 2012
A.

Money Tree, or Pachira aquatica needs to be pruned when it gets too tall. If your plant is 2.5 feet tall, prune the stems back to within 1-1.5" of the top of it's braid or twist. New stems will sprout out. You will find more information at the following site: http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/money-tree-plant.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 22, 2014

Q. Money Plant

I was given a small plant as a housewarming present. The friend told me it was called a money plant. I have no idea what I am doing with it and cannot find it in your list of plants. It is doing fairly well but not great. The leaves look like a pot plant (which it is not). The trunk wraps around itself. Right now I keep it with indirect light and a 70-degree temp. It is growing like a tree, tall with leaves at top.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 22, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

Money plant is a common name for a few different plant species. I believe what you have is a Money Tree plant (Pachira aquatica). This article should help with its care: http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/money-tree-plant.html

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