my money tree is sprouting roots just above the "bulb" - below the branches. What do I do? cut them off? repot and cover these roots? I've had it for about 11 yrs.
It may just be time to repot up one or two sizes in pots.
Yes, you can cut them off to maintain the look of a standard.
Here is more on the care of money trees:
See the attachment please. Thank you Jim
We didn't get an attachment but the pot size should be 1/2 inch to an inch larger than the rootball. Putting plants in pots much larger than their rootballs leads to overwatering and root rot.
Here is care of your plant:
My money tree grew to a few feet tall. It had never been pruned. Unfortunately it was left in the rain and all the leaves began to die. I repotted it because the dirt was not drying out. The 5 main branches seem healthy but the branches and leaves have all died. It’s very top heavy. Can I cut the 5 main branches down to about 12” and essentially start over? Or will basically hacking that much off of it, completely kill it?
The pruning will definitely set it back during times of stress, but it will not take care of the infection. In fact, pruning will make the infection much worse.
I would treat it with a fungicide, first. Only remove growth that is completely dead. After treatment, proper care will bring it back to a healthy state.
These articles will help:
es had brown & white spots and appear dying. What do I do? Do I need to bring indoors? I reside in Long Island - NY Did the re-potting do damage? Too much water initially? It's approx. 12" high
Couple things here. The repotting was stressful, plus the new pot is bigger than needed. When repotting, just go up one or two sizes in pot size. Any bigger and the volume of soil holds more water than the plant needs, essentially overwatering it.
The whitish spots are from sunscald. It needs to be gradually introduced to the outside. Money trees only need dappled shade outside for the summer, not sun.
Here is its care instructions and how to harden off a plant:
My plant is in good health but I don't want to shock it! Thanks for help.
This depends. If it is the true Pachira Money Tree, then pruning should be avoided, unless you are taking damaged branches out.
If this is a Schefflera, which is, also, called the Money Tree, then pruning can be done regularly.
Here are articles for both:
I want to start a one tree from seed; do I plant a few seeds in the same pot to get multiple stems to braid, or does one seed produce multiple stems?
It is best to use one plant, since multiple in one container have a tendency to crowd each other out. It will cause the death of one or more of them over time.
Braiding a single shrub will ensure that takes to the container better, and will help achieve more even growth.
Here is an article that will help you to care for this plant: