My money tree has not been very happy during the winter months. I haven’t helped by not rotating it frequently enough so that the the leaves got equal sun exposure. I recently lost one of the trunks and cut it out (I think to mould but I’m not sure as it didn’t start at the roots). The leaves have been very unhappy looking and I’m just wondering if it’s due to lack of light exposure or if anyone had any ideas what more it could be. Furthermore, I recently noticed that the tips of two of the trunks have dried out, even though they have healthy growth underneath. I am unsure whether to trim off the tops or to leave them alone as I don’t want to damage them unnecessarily. Any suggestions welcome! Thank you. Photos for reference.
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
Please can you help identify this houseplant in UK? Thanks
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
Hello any idea what’s wrong with my Pachima money tree houseplant and what I can do to make it healthier please? Thanks. (See photos of leaves)
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:
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:
The only living limb overgrew the other dead limbs that were braided together...what do I do to support the weight of the growing, thriving limb?
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.
I was given an unknown plant. This is what it looks like. Can you help.
It looks like a braided money tree. Here is how to care for it:
My coworker left this money tree plant in her car for two days. We are located in Florida. She thought it was too far gone and was going to trash it until I asked for it. I’m wondering if there’s any hope of reviving the tree and if so, what care instructions I should follow to give it the best possible chance. I’ve attached photos of it I took today right after saving it. Thank you for any guidance!
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: