My plant gets indirect light from the east. The leaves either dry up and fall or they somewhat yellow. Should I mist it?
You may be overwatering. They like deep, but infrequent watering. Also, be sure to fertilize. You can set it on a pebble tray to increase the humidity. Here are more care tips:
tems. Both near bottom of stems!
It may be related to its care; for example, is it getting enough humidity? Here are its care requirements; see if anything there needs to change:
Originally had three stalks braided, had a cat that used pot for litterbox and killed two, one remaining stalk. Stalk appears kind of dead on one side maybe, you can see the green/brown split in the photos. New cat terrorized it by chewing leaves and the stalk. Removed plant from cat access but it looks a bit pitiful. Wondering if it would be safe to prune stalk down below the part that looks dead, or if there's something else I can do to help my tree. I don't want to give up on it and start over with a new tree but I'm worried. I did realize I was over watering and stopped. Used some kind of plain organic mulch and mostly miracle grow potting soil (some cheaper off brand got mixed with it) when I repotted this year, used a lot with drain tray.
Your plant will naturally callous over the wounds on the stem. Try staking the stem to prevent its leaning.
Here are plant care tips and how to propagate a money tree:
I kept the money tree in the middle of my dining room table, it's a bright spot away from drafts and direct sunlight. The leaves on it started dropping off and what leaves that were growing back, started growing back smaller. Then I noticed that one of the trunks was squishy, so I cut it off. Then I thought it needed transplanting but when I went to transplant it, it was not near close enough to being root bound. But I did notice there were twist ties on it to keep it braided, so thinking it might be cutting into the plant, I took them off. That did not help either. I tried giving it houseplants food and plant vitamins to no avail. I've always watered it once a week. I haven't seen any bugs on it, nor any fungus growth. I have recently moved it to my sunroom, still out of direct sunlight. When my daughter bought it was sent through a mail oorder . I promised my daughter that I wouldn't let it die, but I don't know what else to do. Help me please. Regina Bowden
To me, that looks very, very rootbound. These are large shrubs and will appreciate a large container. Start with a one gallon and work from there.
These articles will help you with the care of your shrub:
My money tree is sprouting small branches at the bottom f their trunck. Should I cut them off?
If you want to keep the plant in the form of a tree, by all means trim the suckers off at their base. If you leave them, you'll have more of a money bush, which might be nice, as well. Here's an article on pachira aquatica.
ing once a week. Now it's wilting. Can you suggest anything. Should we be giving it plant food ing once a week. My plants are wilting now. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Brown leaf tips can signal improper watering or lack of humidity. They need deep but infrequent watering and moderate humidity. I suspect it is still being overwatered. Also check to see if it is rootbound. This article should help narrow the field and suggest ways to increase humidity: