Pachira Aquatica is a native of Mexico and Southern America. Fully grown Pachira trees can measure up to 60 feet in height. Often? in homes and gardens, they are also grown as Bonsai specimens that are just a few feet tall. While they do their best when grown in full sun or partial shade, these plants are known to excel indoors under artificial lights.
Adopting and caring for a Pachira Aquatica
Adopting: Adding a lush, well-grown Pachira Aquatica to a plant collection is a feeling only a plant parent can understand. At eplants, we bring you display-ready plants with high-quality growth, healthy stems and well-formed leaves.
Locating: The ideal place for a Pachira is out in the open sun, or in a bright spot in the garden. However, if you are looking for a plant that can give your home a lush tropical feel, Pachira is a good choice. Try to locate it near a window, or under good artificial lights.
Potting: A Pachira doesn’t need any special type of potting soil. They do well in any well-drained potting soil. Having a strong gravel base works well for these plants. Use a mix of coco-peat, sand, compost in 40:50:20 ratio.
Watering: Pachira are hardy trees that need limited or no watering, if grown in the ground. If you are growing them indoors in pots, watering twice a week is all they need. To get the plant to show off their glossy, green leaves, it is best to wipe clean their leaves with a moist tissue or cloth once every month.
Fertilising: If you want to maintain glossy leaves on your Pachira plant, having a regular fertilising schedule is a good idea. We recommend using an organic liquid fertiliser once every fortnight. Dilute it in water as described on the pack and add little to each pot as part of your watering routine. If you are using a chemical fertiliser, do make sure you keep it away from the leaves, stem and roots.
A well-grown Pachira plant can instantly add a tropical element to any setting. Whether you are growing them indoors, in a balcony or out in the open, this unique foliage species with their fattened or braided stems are conversation starters for sure. For anyone looking to get started with growing Bonsai, a Pachira plant is a good starting point.
Did you know
Originally a creature of the swamp, the Pachira Aquatica or Chinese Money Tree plant loves its humidity!