Pachira Aquatica or Chinese Money Tree Plants are 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, displaying their beauty as Bonsai specimens that are just a few feet tall. While they do best when grown in full sunlight or partial shade, these plants are known to excel indoors as well, under artificial lights.
Adopting and caring for a Pachira
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 sunlight, or in a bright spot in the garden. However, even if you are looking for a plant that can give your home a lush, tropical feel, Pachira is a good choice. If indoors, try to locate it near a window, or under good artificial light
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 works well for these plants. Use a mix of coco-peat, sand, compost in 40:50:20 ratio.
Watering: Pachira are hardy plants that need limited or no watering if grown in the ground. If you are growing them indoors in pots, do water them twice a week. To get Pachiras 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.
Well-grown Pachira plants 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 Chinese Money Tree plant loves its humidity!