Braided Money Tree Indoor Houseplant Guide

Braided Money Tree - Prosperity and Elegance in Your Home

Common Names

  • Braided Money Tree
  • Pachira Aquatica

Comprehensive Care Guide for Your Braided Money Tree

Light Requirements

Enjoys bright, indirect light but can adapt to lower light conditions. Direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, so aim for a balance to keep it thriving.

Watering Requirements

Water when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry. The Money Tree prefers consistent moisture but does not like to sit in water. Ensure good drainage to avoid root rot.

Humidity & Temperature

Thrives in high humidity environments and prefers temperatures between 65°F and 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Avoid placing it in drafty areas or near heat sources.


Use a diluted, balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Pause fertilizing in winter months to allow the plant to rest.


Repot every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Spring is the ideal time for repotting, allowing the plant to settle in before the active growing season.

Common Problems & Solutions

  • Yellow Leaves: Usually a sign of overwatering. Let the soil dry out more between waterings.
  • Leaf Drop: Can be caused by low light, low humidity, or drastic temperature changes. Adjust care as needed.
  • Pests: Keep an eye out for common pests like spider mites and mealybugs. Treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap if needed.


Propagation is typically done by stem cuttings placed in water until roots form, though it may be more challenging to achieve with braided trunks.

Pet Safety

The Braided Money Tree is non-toxic to cats and dogs, making it a safe choice for pet owners.

The Symbolism of the Braided Money Tree

Known for bringing good luck and prosperity, the Braided Money Tree is a perfect addition to any home, office or houseplant to gift. Its unique braided trunk and lush, green leaves offer both aesthetic appeal and a touch of serenity.

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