How to cultivate money tree (Pachira aquatic)?

When raising money tree (Pachira aquatic), we should mainly select suitable soil, provide sufficient light and appropriate watering and fertilization.

Note: Money tree(Pachira aquatic) is known by its common names Malabar chestnut, French peanut, Guiana chestnut, Provision tree, Saba nut, Monguba (Brazil), Pumpo (Guatemala) and is commercially sold under the names Money tree and Money plant.

We need to use garden soil or sapropel and add an appropriate amount of coarse sand and cinder to it as the soil matrix of money tree (Pachira aquatic).

Usually, we have to place money tree (Pachira aquatic) in a place with good light for maintenance.

And we can water the basin soil of money tree (Pachira aquatic) once a day.

When the base fertilizer in the soil of money tree (Pachira aquatic) is sufficient, we can apply bean cake fertilizer to it twice a month.

In winter, we should give enough light to money tree (Pachira aquatic) during the day, and control the temperature above 5 ℃ in the evening.

1. Select soil

Money tree (Pachira aquatic) needs to grow in loose soil.

We usually use rotten leaf soil or garden soil mixed with coarse sand to make the planting matrix of money tree (Pachira aquatic).

We can also add an appropriate amount of cinder.

This can increase the permeability and drainage of money tree (Pachira aquatic) soil.

At the same time, this will make the roots of money tree (Pachira aquatic) grow better, so as to make it grow more robust.

2. Sufficient light

Money tree (Pachira aquatic) likes sunshine very much.

But you can’t keep money tree (Pachira aquatic) from receiving light for a long time.

If money tree (Pachira aquatic) lacks light, its leaves will lose color.

Moreover, this will make money tree (Pachira aquatic) grow in vain.

In addition, we can let money tree (Pachira aquatic) bathe in the sun, and we also need to avoid direct sunlight in summer.

In this way, the plants of money tree (Pachira aquatic) can be prevented from dehydration, wilting and death.

3. Watering and fertilization

How should we cultivate money tree (Pachira aquatic)?

At ordinary times, we need to properly water the money tree (Pachira aquatic).

Usually, we can water money tree (Pachira aquatic) once a day and wet the surface of the soil every time.

In winter, we need to water money tree (Pachira aquatic) once a week.

In addition, when the base fertilizer in the soil of money tree (Pachira aquatic) is sufficient, we can apply bean cake fertilizer to it twice a month.

4. Keep warm in winter

Money tree (Pachira aquatic) has certain cold resistance. It needs to grow in a humid environment.

If the environment is particularly dry, it will affect the ornamental value of money tree (Pachira aquatic).

So in winter, we need to keep the environment ventilated.

During the day, we should give money tree (Pachira aquatic) enough light.

In addition, in the evening, we also need to move money tree (Pachira aquatic) indoors.

At the same time, we should control the temperature above 5 ℃.

5. Cutting propagation

Every year from May to August in spring, we can pick lignified branches on money tree (Pachira aquatic) for more than half a year.

At the same time, we need to use a sharp knife to cut this branch obliquely from the money tree (Pachira aquatic).

Then we put the branches in a cool and ventilated place for one day.

Then we insert the branches of money tree (Pachira aquatic) into the prepared soil.

We need to compact the soil of money tree (Pachira aquatic) and sprinkle it with water, and then wait for the branches to take root and sprout.

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