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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Aug 3, 2016 11:08 AM CST
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I got this money tree and I replanted it into a bigger pot. It's been doing well and is already getting dense. I'd like it to grow tall so I want to braid it. I don't know which branches to cut and which ones to keep for this purpose.

Also how tall will it get if I don't braid it?
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Aug 3, 2016 11:53 AM CST
I can't help in the realm of braiding, but here is database info... Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)
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Aug 3, 2016 1:27 PM CST
Does it have 3 or more trunks? I can't see what's going on under the leaves. Multiple trunks are necessary for braiding. Whether braided or not, it will get as tall as conditions (and your pruners) will allow.
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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Aug 3, 2016 2:29 PM CST
Yeah it has. It was braided (though little) when I bought it.

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