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Popular for their good looks, easy care and - if your believe in such things - positive energy, Money Trees are a happy addition to your home or office space.
In the warmest parts of the country Braided Money Trees can be grown outdoors, but for most of us these trees are valued as great windowsill plants. While your Money Tree can spend some time outside in the shade during the summer, it needs to come indoors when the temperature begins to drop below 50 degrees. Choose an indoor site that’s away from drafty windows and hot/cold air vents.
Your Money Tree comes planted in a small pot and that’s by design. Large containers with lots of soil retain larger amounts of moisture. Your tree is happiest when its soil is allowed to dry out a bit between waterings. Soggy soil and overwatering can promote root and stem rot. Give your plant a generous watering and then allow the soil to dry out almost completely. Yellowing leaves are often an indication of overwatering. Money Trees tend to grow more slowly in the winter; cut back on watering a little during that season.
Braided Money Trees are light feeders and don’t need frequent applications of fertilizer. During the most active growing periods, in mid-spring and mid-summer, just add a few drops of any water soluble fertilizer in when you water, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Light: Indirect light
Soil: Average, well drained
Water: Average, allow soil to dry between waterings
Uses: Indoor plants
Tip: Good starter plant for new gardeners
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