Money Tree Plant. 6ft tall.
The Pachira Aquatica is grown in the UK as a very ornamental and impressive houseplant. Interwoven stems form a decorative trunk which has a crown of large shiny green palmate leaves composed of 6-9 leaflets. Flowers have long narrow petals which open to reveal hair-like orange stamens. Large woody pods are formed containing edible nuts which taste like peanut's. Easy to care for, these attractive trees bring a piece of the jungle indoors. Can also be grown on a sheltered patio during summer months
Latin Name: Pachira Aquatica.
Common Name: Money Tree Plant, Guiana Chestnut, Saba Nut, French Peanut, Malabar Chestnut.
Origin: Central and South America.
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth Characteristics: Evergreen tree. Stems plaited together to for a single trunk. Large shiny green palmate leaves, 6-9 leaflets. Showy flowers. Easy to care for.
Sunlight: Bright indirect light.
Exposure: Indoor Houseplant
Soil: Fertile. Well drained soil.
Moisture: Water regularly through the growing season, keep moist. Mist through summer.
Feeding: Feed once a month through summer with a half strength liquid feed.