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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    March 2, 2020
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    I do see what seems to be the start of a bacterial infection. This is what is causing the discoloration and blotches on your leaves.

    The stump rotting back is natural, though. This should not rot below the new growth. If it does, then the bacterial infection is far beyond salvagable.

    A fungicide will usually take care of most bacterial infections, but proper watering will be the only sure-fire way to keep this from happening again.

    Make sure to let the soil dry down thoroughly to about 3 inches down before watering again. Overwatering is the most common cause for infection.

    Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    March 18, 2020
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    That will be a Pachira! This article will help you with their care rerquirements: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pachira-money-tree/growing-money-tree-houseplant.htm

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    March 25, 2020
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    It appears that the tree is just a little too dry. They will enjoy a dry period between waterings, but don't extend that too long, or you will see these symptoms.

    Sometimes, air blowing on them, or the leaves touching glass can cause this as well.

    Here is ana article to help you with the care of the tree:

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

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    September 1, 2020
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    This will happen during the long days of the year, usually. Keep in mind that if you do not live in an area where bats pollinate these flowers, you may not get fruit from them. Alternatively, you can hand pollinate them when they show up, but you have to do this at night. That is when the flower is mature enough to be pollinated.

    Flowering will be determined by proper care, though. Here is an article that will give the tree its best chance:

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

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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    October 8, 2020
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    I would work on getting it shorter so you don't have that top-heavy issue. Cut off the top several inches down to a leaf joint and cut it at a 45 degree angle about 1/2 inch above the joint. That should encourage some branching lower down the "trunk." The top piece can be rooted for another plant. As it fills in, continue pruning and shaping and cutting downward till you get the shape you want.

    If you are real adventurous you could cut off the top part entirely with about 8 inches of trunk below the canopy and root that to start a new plant. The bottom should send out new shoots as well.

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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    November 24, 2020
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    It looks like a braided money tree. Here is how to care for it:

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

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    August 2, 2021
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    That container is, simply, too small. This can be corrected, easily.

    Here is an article that will help you with the care of this tree:

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

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