The species, Pachira glabra, is native from Mexico to northern South America where it grows in swamps. Here is a wonderful, rare variegated form of Pachira glabra, with contrasting white speckles on its green foliage! It is believed that Money Tree brings luck and prosperity to those that grow it. What's more, this is grown from seed which was collected from the same tree planted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012!
Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated environment whereby the plants can receive more than 6 hours of bright sunlight daily.
Water: Once a day, water the plants thoroughly till excess water drains out of the pot. Do not allow the potting substrate to dry out completely.
Temperature: Plant tolerates temperatures from 26-32°C.
Fertilizer: An all-purpose, water-soluble balanced fertilizer that contains an equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15 +TE) will help to boost the plant's overall health by feeding it every two weeks. Otherwise, a slow-release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote) can be incorporated into the potting media, and to be replenished after about 2-3 months. Do follow the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary as each individual plant has its own appearance (colours, form and size), and pot colour may differ from photo.