Pachira Money Tree - Plant

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1Pachira Money Tree - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Pachira Money Tree

The plant is also known as Malabar chestnut or Saba nut. Money tree plants often have their slender trunks braided together and are a low maintenance option for artificially lit areas. Money tree plant care is easy and based upon just a few specific conditions.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Money tree
Maximum Reachable Height Upto 60 ft in their native habitat.
Difficulty Level easy to medium

Planting and care

If your home is on the dry side, you can increase the humidity by placing the pot on a saucer filled with pebbles. Keep the saucer filled with water and the evaporation will enhance the humidity of the area.The plant should be repotted every two years in a clean peat mixture. Try not to move the plant around a lot. Money tree plants dislike being moved and respond by dropping their leaves.Also keep them away from drafty areas. Move your Pachira money tree outside in summer to an area with dappled light, but don’t forget to move it back in before fall.The Pachira plant rarely needs to be pruned but as part of your annual money tree plant care, take off any damaged or dead plant material.

Pachira Money Tree care

Plants are often grown as bonsai specimens and house plants, being very tolerant of drought and shade.

Sunlight A Money Tree grows best in medium to bright indirect light. This plant even does well under fluorescent lights.
Watering These plants like a moderately humid room and deep but infrequent watering. Water the plants until the water runs from the drainage holes and then let them dry out between watering.
Soil Plant the tree in peat moss with some gritty sand.
Temperature The best temperatures are 60 to 65 F. (16-18 C.).
Fertilizer Remember to fertilize every two weeks as part of good money tree plant care. Use a liquid plant food diluted by half. Suspend fertilizing in winter.

Pachira Money Tree special feature

Anthracnose leaf spot which is a fungal diseases that causes leaf spots and other damage. The disease can be prevented by quickly removing any diseased leaves that fall off, watering well and then not watering again until the soil has dried out, and keeping the leaves dry. Commercial fungicidal sprays usually help control the problem.

Pachira Money Tree uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The tree is also planted as a street tree, to provide shade and as an ornamental in gardens

Medicinal Use:

  • The skin of the immature green fruit is used in the treatment of hepatitis
  • The bark is used medicinally to treat stomach complaints and headaches
  • A cold water infusion of the crushed leaves is used to treat a burning sensation in the skin

Culinary Use:

  • Seed - raw or cooked
  • The raw seed tastes like peanuts, when roasted or fried in oil it has the flavour of chestnuts
  • The roasted seeds taste like cocoa
  • The seed can be ground into a flour and used to make a bread
  • The roasted seed is sometimes used to make a beverage
  • The seeds yield 58% of a white, inodorous fat which, when refined, is suitable for cooking Young leaves and flowers - cooked and used as a vegetable

Frequently Asked Questions

How to plant pachira money tree?

To plant consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives at least 1-3 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct or indirect bright sunlight for 1-3 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get 1-3 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

How often to water pachira plant?

1. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 2. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Note - For further details check the product description on

Where to put pachira plant?

You can keep Pachira indoor or outdoor where at least 1-3 hours of direct or indirect bright light is available.

How to plant pachira from seeds?

To grow Pachira plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 2-4 week. Note - For further details check the product description on

How to propagate pachira plant?

Pachira plant is propagated by seed and cuttings. 1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers, leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on

What is pachira plant?

Pachira aquatica is a tropical wetland tree in the mallow family Malvaceae

How to care for pachira plant?

Caring tips to grow Pachira plant 1. Sunlight- At least 1-3 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on

Is pachira plant poisonous?

No Pachira plant is non-poisonous.

Can pachira aquatica be planted outside?

Yes you can grow Pachira plant outside where at least 1-3 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is available.


Sunday, 16 February 2020

I am satisfied with the plants.


Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.

Shanker Seetharam

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Very much happy with the product and service.

Madan Bari
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