Creating a Forest of Fortune: Money Tree Propagation



Money Tree, also known as Malabar Chestnut or Guiana Chestnut (Pachira aquatica), is a charming houseplant with a braided trunk and umbrella-like leaves that can bring upbeat, happy vibes to your home.

According to feng shui symbolism, it bestows good fortune, wealth, and prosperity upon those who grow and care for it. Luckily, Money Tree propagation is pretty simple, and has long been a favorite of mine.

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Guide to Propagating Money Tree Plants

Stem Cuttings

Stem cuttings can be propagated effectively in water or soil, and the best time to do it is in the spring. Water propagation in a clear jar makes it easy to see the developing root growth, which isn’t visible in soil, but both methods work well for propagating your plant.

Water Propagation

Put the cutting in a clean jar of water and set it in a warm spot in bright, indirect light away from hot or cold drafts. Change the water every few days and wash the jar to eliminate any chance of algae or bacteria growing that could harm the plant.

Soil Propagation

Take the same kind of stem cutting as for water propagation. Leave it in the air for a couple of days and allow it to callus over to prevent the stem from rotting. Then, plant it in light, well-draining soil and set it in a warm, bright spot out of any drafts.

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