Money Tree Plant

Pachira aquatica

The Money Tree originally came from the wetlands in Central and South America and became very popular in Taiwan in the 1980′s. Today, the Money Tree or Pachira aquatica, is available throughout the world especially in the bonsaiBonsai is an artistic method of growing plants and trees in small containers; the technique originated in Asia hundreds of years ago. Bonsai literally means tray planting. The object is to create an artistic combination of plant and container so that the shape, color, and texture of each complement the other. Of all the thousands of varieties of plants and trees, very few can be used successfully as a Bonsai. from. This fascinating plant has a central trunk made of three, five, or more stems that are often braided together. The top of the Money Tree has the “lucky” 5 lobed leaf arrangement. When small, a Money Tree can be trained as a bonsaiBonsai is an artistic method of growing plants and trees in small containers; the technique originated in Asia hundreds of years ago. Bonsai literally means tray planting. The object is to create an artistic combination of plant and container so that the shape, color, and texture of each complement the other. Of all the thousands of varieties of plants and trees, very few can be used successfully as a Bonsai. or used as a table plant. As the plant matures, it makes an impressive tree often reaching a height of six feet or more. Other plants like pothos and jade are sometimes referred to as Money Plants, but the Pachira aquatica is the variety used by the followers of Feng Shui. They believe that this plant, when properly placed in a home or business, brings prosperity and good fortune.