Pachira Aquatica Plant
The Pachira aquatica (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 is available throughout the world especially in the bonsaiThe goal of creating a Bonsai Plant is to grow a small specimen plant arrangement that mirrors the large original plant found in nature. 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 bonsaiThe goal of creating a Bonsai Plant is to grow a small specimen plant arrangement that mirrors the large original plant found in nature. 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 a Pachira aquatica plant, when properly placed in a home or business, brings prosperity and good fortune.