Money Tree Plant
Known for good luck, the Money Tree plant is designed to bring money and luck to the person who receives it as a gift.
|6" Pot Braided||$21.95|
|3' tall Single Trunk||$119.95|
|3' tall Braided Trunk||$124.95|
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Money Tree is a small, tree like plant with a clear trunk and large leaves. Sometimes the trunks are braided for ornamental value. This plant handles low light, fluorescent to bright indirect, and likes to dry out some between watering. Money Tree is loved by bonsai enthusiasts, as it already follows the form and can handle being root bound in a small container. The hand shaped leaves have five sections, and are said to symbolize the elements of creation: metal, fire, water, wood and earth. In its native South America, this delightful tree is grown for its edible nuts. Known for good luck, the Money Tree plant is designed to bring money and luck to the person who receives it as a gift. The Money Tree plant creates positive energy, or chi, and is commonly found in storefronts and businesses in Asia, where the plant originated. This plant is usually grown on a stout regular trunk or smaller, braided trunks with disproportionately large, hand shaped leaves at the top. Tolerant of lower light levels, the Money Tree plant can stand to dry out as well. This plant is incredibly low maintenance and hardy.
History and introduction of Money Tree Plant:
There is a story around the popularity of Money Trees. There was a man who prayed and hoped for more money, then realized he could plant the seeds of this tree and sell it for profit. After selling the trees, the man became very rich, and the plant has been nicknamed Money Tree for that reason. Each leaf that emerges is meant to symbolize new, unfurling financial successes. Native from Mexico to South America, the Money Trees produce large seeds inside of a nut that bursts as the seeds expand. The seeds are edible and when roasted taste similar to chestnuts, or the seeds can be used to make flour. The leaves can be cooked and eaten as well. Pachira aquatica is the Latin name for Money Trees. Pachira is the Guyanese name for these trees, and aquatica means living in or near water.