Money Tree Plant - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by fourboricuas
February 8, 2011
I have a 4 foot money tree, recently the leaves are turning yellow and falling off. I had it in my livingroom by the window, but since winter started I had to move it twice. I need to know the proper way of caring for my money tree plant. How often should I water the plant? Should I have it in a bright room, by the window? Does it need a lot of sunlight? What temperature should I have it in?

Answer from NGA
February 8, 2011
Yellowing leaves can indicate over watering, over fertilizing, or lack of sufficient light. Your money tree plant (Pachira Aquatica) needs soil with adequate drainage, bright light to full sunshine and water when the top of the soil begins to dry out. I'd used bottled water, in case your tap water has chlorine or fluoride, or at least let the tap water sit out overnight before using it on your plant. When you feed your money tree, use a half strength dilution of a water soluable fertilizer to avoid salt burn on the leaf margins. Dry air can cause browning leaf edges so try misting your plant every day during the winter months when you have the heat on. Hope this information helps!

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