Houseplants forum: New experiment.. didnt work 😞

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Jan 14, 2018 12:40 AM CST

I cut one branch of my money tree and put it in water hoping for it to grow new roots i could plant later on. I am attaching photos to this thread and I wonder why it worked for my yucca but not for my money tree 🤔 😢

Thanks for any advice you will give me 🤗

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Name: Sue Taylor
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Jan 14, 2018 1:08 AM CST
You call in Money Tree but what plant is it? It isn't a Jade plant which is often called that. It looks a little like a Schefflera. I think the problem is maybe twofold, those leaves look damaged and you possibly have only cut a portion which doesn't have a node attached. Not all plants can root from a mere stem.
Do you have any photos of the parent plant?
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Jan 14, 2018 5:59 AM CST
Yes, it looks a single compound leaf, I think Pachira aquatica. For a cutting, some stem should be included.
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Jan 14, 2018 11:42 AM CST
Sue rightly points out the problem with using common plant names. Money Plant is often used to describe a Jade Plant (Crassula) and Money Tree is used to describe Pachira aquatica as Tiffany indicated. They are not even remotely related as plant species.

To propagate a Pachira, you do have to include some of the stem, called a node, as Tiffany stated. However, the same would also apply to a Yucca.
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