Hi! I need help with my money tree please. My money tree is looking very sad. It was healthy until I repotted to a bigger pot. Days later, leaves started to look yellow and dropping. I figured it doesn't have a good drainage, so I repotted it again to a different pot. Since, then I have cut all the yellow leaves. Now, the leaves feels thin and has yellow green leave.
Name: Sally central Maryland (Zone 7b) Let's all play ukulele
The repotting has made it suffer. There is no magic fix. Removing the rocks might help more air get into the soil. Do not fertilize, do be careful with watering, do give bright light but beware of direct sun.
Name: Will Creed NYC Prof. plant consultant & educator
I agree with Sally that it is reacting to the repotting. Money trees are somewhat unruly plants that will periodically lose many leaves all at once even with the best of care. It grows fast always adding new leaves only at the tip ends of each stem. But indoors it can only support a limited number of leaves at one time, so when they max out they will shed older, lower leaves.
This leaf shedding does not usually mean the plant is unhealthy; it is just the way it grows. Poor light or improper watering and repotting can aggravate the problem.
This is a hardy plant that is hard to overwater. Be sure to water it thoroughly as soon as the surface of the soil feels dry.
Prune back leggy stems as they become tall and leafless at the bottom. Any stem can be pruned back to any height. New growth will emerge subsequently starting just below where you make the pruning cut and continue to grow upward from there.
Once any stem reaches your preferred height, you can simply regularly pinch off new leaves as they emerge on that stem thereby keeping it from getting any taller.
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