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Pachira Aquatica is a tropical plant commonly known as the Money Tree or Malabar Chestnut.

It has a braided trunk and large, glossy green leaves that resemble a hand with five fingers. The plant can grow up to 2-3 meters (6-10 feet) tall in its natural habitat but typically grows to about 1 meter (3 feet) tall indoors.

Pachira Aquatica produces small white flowers that eventually develop into edible nuts.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Pachira Aquatica prefers bright, indirect light but can also tolerate some shade.
  • It grows best in well-draining soil that is kept consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Water the plant when the top 2-3 cm (1 inch) of soil feels dry to the touch.
  • Pachira Aquatica prefers temperatures between 18-27°C (65-80°F) and high humidity levels.
  • It should be fertilized every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
  • The plant should be pruned regularly to maintain its shape and to remove any dead or yellowing leaves.
  • Pachira Aquatica is generally pest and disease resistant but can occasionally be affected by spider mites or mealybugs.

 

Propagation:

  • Pachira Aquatica can be propagated by stem cuttings or air layering.
  • Take a 15-20 cm (6-8 inch) cutting from a healthy stem, remove the lower leaves, and place the cutting in moist potting soil.
  • Keep the soil moist and provide bright, indirect light until the cutting has established roots.
  • Alternatively, you can air layer a stem by making a small cut in the bark and wrapping it with moist sphagnum moss. Roots will develop where the moss is in contact with the stem.

 

17 cm pot size

50 cm high

Pachira Aquatica 17cm pot

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