Say hello to Pachira
Pachira Aquatica is native of Mexico and Southern America. Fully grown Pachira trees can grow up to 60 feet in height. In homes and gardens though, they are seen in pots grown to show their beauty 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
Adopting: Adding a lush, well-grown Pachira 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 shaded spot in the garden. But 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. As tropical plants, they do well in any well-drained potting soil. Having a strong gravel base is best 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 open. If you are growing them indoors in pots, watering them 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 a busy Pachira plant with glossy leaves 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 ensure that you keep it away from its 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.
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