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Questions About Money Plants

Asked by
Sleepyhead on
June 5, 2015
Pembrokeshire, wales, uk

Q. My plant is dying

I bought a knotted money plant (at least I think that’s what it is) last November. When I bought it there were lots of lovely green leaves on it and it seemed very happy. It also came with a label saying ‘virtually kill proof’ which makes this even more upsetting!

Since then, the leaves started turning brown and falling off. I’ve kept it in my room, which is in the attic and has plenty of indirect sunlight and have watered it once or twice a week. Now it only has one group of leaves but little ones are starting to sprout.

I repotted it today in damp soil, as the roots have turned brown. I may have overwatered in desperation, and also put it outside for a little while thinking it might need more sunlight (probably made things worse by doing this). How can I fix him?

Anyway, if you have any advise I would really appreciate it.

Many thanks,

Florence.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 7, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Here is a great article with all the specifics on the care required.
Pachira Money Tree does not like to be moved so this along with correct light, humidity, soil and watering can be the issue.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pachira-money-tree/growing-money-tree-houseplant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 22, 2015

Q. Money plant drying of pods

How do I dry money plant pods? Do you leave branches on plant to dry?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 23, 2015
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Asked by
sandvr22 on
August 23, 2015

Q. Pachira Money Tree

I have a Pachira Money Tree in my office at work. I need to transport home. Will it hurt it if I cut off the top, as it is 4 years old and around 6 feet tall?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 24, 2015
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can trim back the top stems of the plant to prevent it from growing taller.
This will stop the plant from growing taller so make sure it is at the height you want it to stay.
Keeping the branches pruned low to the twisted trunk will help control it's size for an indoor plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pachira-money-tree/growing-money-tree-houseplant.htm

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Asked by
wmdearman on
September 25, 2015
Atlanta GA

Q. money tree still drops leaves

We have a money tree, and after about 3 months it started dropping leaves, even though we follow directions on care. They wither up turn brown and drop off. I water and feed it every 10 days and take care not to over water it. What can I do to get it back on the right track? This is about the 4th one we have had and they all do the same thing. My wife is so frustrated that she has ordered me not to get another one because of the difficulty of caring for them. HELP!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 28, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

You may need to adjust the watering. Don't water on a schedule, make sure you water well then allow the soil to dry out.
Since a Money Tree plant is a tropical light, temperatures and humidity all will play an important part in the success of this houseplant.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pachira-money-tree/growing-money-tree-houseplant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 26, 2015

Q. money tree

I have a six foot tall money tree that I have had for ten years. Up till now it has thrived very well. Its leaves starting from the bottom are spotted brown and then the whole leaf turns yellow and falls off. Not a whole lot of brown spotting, just three maybe four spots of brown. Then all yellow and dead leaf. And this has been going on for a couple of months. I never gave it plant food until about two months ago and this is about the time I noticed it was dropping leaves. PLEASE help before I lose it. I’ve had this tree to long to let it die now!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 28, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

It could be developing a fungus. Treat the plant with fungicide and see if this helps. Also remove affected leaves.

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Asked by
jap47 on
October 23, 2015
Kent

Q. money plant covered in web like fungus

My money plant is covered in a white webby fungus. What is this and how do I cure it? Indoor houseplant, kept in same spot, covered in white web-like fungus, thinking it might be caused by some kind of insect.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 24, 2015
Certified Expert
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This is likely due to Mealybugs.

You can treat the plants with Neem Oil. Neem Oil is safe for people and pets so is good to use for indoor plant issues.

Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/mealybugs-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
shakumehta on
October 26, 2015
austin, Texas

Q. money plant leaves turning yellow

My money plant’s leaves are turning yellow. As a result, I have very few leaves left. I thought money plant is supposed to be a hardy plant.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 27, 2015
Certified Expert
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Yellowing leaves can indicate watering issues, to much or to little, also plant stress and disease.

I assume your are referring the the houseplant Money Tree.

This plant actually has some specific growing conditions that is will thrive in.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care needed.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pachira-money-tree/growing-money-tree-houseplant.htm

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