I am also watering it once a week as it seems the top soil gets dry about 2-3 inches. Ensure sufficient light, to promote vigorous growth, so that the plant uses the available water promptly. Start by watering the money tree, and then allowing the plant to stand for one hour before repotting. In the winter less. So there you have it, repotting or transplanting a Money Tree isn’t difficult at all. Native from Mexico to northern South America, the Money Tree is also very popular in Taiwan and other East Asian countries. Both enrich the soil naturally so the roots are healthy & the plants grow stronger. Put the money tree in a brightly lit location where it doesn't receive direct sunlight. In other words, the Money Plant isn’t a native desert dweller. These pebbles will help to drain the excess water from the soil. Options include: succulent & cactus mix, horticultural sand, coco coir, peat moss, perlite & pumice chips. You might even want to repot your money tree into fresh potting mix, using a blend that drains quickly (like a cactus mix). Lovely as it is, there’s 1 thing you need to know about repotting a Money Tree and that’s the mix to use. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. USDA planting zones 10 and 11 have a suitable climate to grow this tree … Joined: Apr 1, 2020 Messages: 41 Gender: Male Occupation: Management Location: England west mids Ratings: +23. How to Repot a Money Tree Plant: We suggest you not move your money tree plant, as they do not like to be moved from pot to pot. You can see how low the mix was in the pot plus the black tape at the base which held the small trunks together. My little Money Tree before the repotting. Make sure that your pot has drainage holes! At some point, your money tree will outgrow its pot and possibly become root bound and needs to be repotted. Aerate the soil by mixing the soil with small pebbles on the top. Kennyhicks Gardener. Mine is from the build-up of salts before I got a kitchen filtration system. The plant was put in my very bright utility room for a few days after I filmed the video. Here's how to repot 1 plus the special soil mix to use. Water it well, let it drain for an hour while you prepare its new container, and cover the work area with newspapers. Now it is time to place the plant in the new pot. It is important to firm the soil gently but not to compact it. Your cost for the products will be no higher but Joy Us garden receives a small commission. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. the rocks on top of the dirt are soo compacted its hard to get them apart..but the plant is growing bigger..so do we need to replant it in a bigger pot? M.H. Your money tree is tropical, so it likes temperatures between 65 to 80 degrees, not extremes or drafty spots. It really doesn’t need this many but the plant will appreciate it. It is important at this time to add or subtract potting soil to the bottom of the pot to ensure the top of the root ball is about 1 inch below the pot's rim. I recently got a braided money tree and it has developed some brown spots on the older leaves which look like dry spots. You can repot a Money Tree every 2 years or as needed. I’m not sure about the feng shui but the braided ones are multiple plants trained that way. 02/13/2019. This bonsai tree look can be enhanced by growing the Pachira money tree plant in a small bonsai pot. Money trees … I’ve never done this; instead I just go up a pot size or 2. Nell. At maturity, the plant reaches heights of 10 to 12 feet; however, it is also possible to find bonsai versions of this type of tree as well. Nell. Red is a symbol of happiness and good luck in Chinese culture. My money tree is about 3 feet tall in a container that is 8 inches tall and 9.5 inches in diameter. Make sure to fill in around the roots with potting soil. You can find more houseplant info in my simple and easy to digest houseplant care guide: Keep Your Houseplants Alive. Do not forget to add a small amount of potting soil to the bottom of the new pot. This post may contain affiliate links. Just make sure you go up a pot size or 2 & that it’s proportionate to the size of the plant. Now it is time to remove the plant from the pot. Hi Laetisha – Bright natural light but no direct sunlight. There are actually a few plants which go by the names of Money Plant and Money Tree. Your new pot’s diameter should be about two inches wider than your current pot. Water. Here's how to repot a Money Tree plus the special soil mix to use. As to the water amount, I take mine to the sink & water it until it runs out the bottom of the pot. When grown outdoors, a money tree is suitable for planting in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11. When repotting, check the roots of the plant and trim away any that are mushy or appear unhealthy. Include at least two small drain holes, opposite from one another, in the soil. Some plants do better slightly potbound, but this isn’t 1 of them. First, hold the pot with one hand. How to repot a money tree plant? The Money Tree, or Pacquira aquatica, is proclaimed to bring good luck into our homes. Here are the ingredients I used for the mix. The right pot will determine the size of your plant. Repot your Money Tree when you first receive it. Mine was in a very small grow pot & fell off a table & lost a lot of the mix. Braided money tree plants are usually sold as a "lucky" bonsai in a small, decorative flowerpot. Sometimes, for whatever reason, you have to repot in winter & that’s okay. You might find it tied with a red ribbon just like mine. They look similar to your picture shown above. Use clean gardening shears to prune back 1/4 of the roots. 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