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6" Pachira Stump (Money Tree)

$29.99

Pachira, commonly known as the Money Tree, is a popular indoor plant believed to bring good luck and prosperity. It's relatively easy to care for and can thrive in various indoor environments. Here are comprehensive care instructions to help your Pachira thrive:

Light
- Bright, indirect light: The Money Tree thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate low light conditions, but its growth may slow down. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Watering
- Moderate watering: Water your Pachira when the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry. Water thoroughly, allowing the excess water to drain out. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure the pot has good drainage. Reduce watering in the winter when the plant's growth slows.

Soil
- Well-draining soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for houseplants, or a combination of potting soil, sand, and perlite, works well to ensure good drainage.

Temperature and Humidity
- Moderate temperatures: Ideal temperatures range from 65-75°F (18-24°C). Keep the plant away from drafts, air conditioners, and heating vents.
- Average to high humidity: Pachira prefers higher humidity levels but can adapt to average indoor humidity. Increase humidity by misting the plant regularly, using a humidity tray, or placing a humidifier nearby.

Fertilizing
- Regular feeding: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed the Money Tree every 4-6 weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.

Pruning
- Occasional pruning: Prune your Pachira to maintain its shape and remove any dead or yellowing leaves. Pruning can also encourage bushier growth. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears.

Repotting
- Repot every 2-3 years: Repot the Money Tree every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one and refresh the soil.

Propagation
- Stem cuttings: Propagate Pachira from stem cuttings. Take a cutting with at least one node and a few leaves, place it in water or moist soil, and keep it in a warm, humid environment with bright, indirect light until roots develop.

Pests and Problems
- Common pests: Watch out for pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
- Yellowing leaves: This can be a sign of overwatering, underwatering, or nutrient deficiency. Check soil moisture levels, ensure proper drainage, and adjust watering and feeding schedules accordingly.
- Leaf drop: Sudden leaf drop can be caused by changes in light, temperature, or watering. Gradually acclimate the plant to any changes in its environment.

By following these care instructions, your Pachira should remain healthy and vibrant, bringing a touch of greenery and a sense of prosperity to your indoor space.

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