MEXICAN FORTUNE TREE
[Pachira Aquatica] Braided stem. AKA Money tree, Malabar chestnut, Guiana chestnut. Ah the Money Tree, a bringer of good fortune with beautifully braided trunk and elegant green leaves. This ornamental beauty will sit well in airy rooms with good natural light and space to show off its good looks. Child and pet safe to boot!
Ah the Money Tree [Pachira Aquatica]. A bringer of good fortune with beautifully braided trunk and elegant green leaves. This ornamental tree will sit well in airy rooms with good natural light and space to show off its good looks.
Native to Central and South America.
Positioning + Light Needs
Keep me in a bright room but out of direct sunlight; can also tolerate light shade.
Water modestly to keep my soil moist only; water less in winter.
Mist every couple of days or so, ideally with lukewarm water. I like above average humidity and warmth.
Feed with a diluted liquid fertiliser every 2 weeks, which will encourage growth and healthy leaves. Feed from Spring to late Autumn.
Re-pot once every two years, during early Spring.
Child / Pet Friendly
Yes I am!
Look out for
Leaves yellowing and dropping: possibly over feeding or over watering. Stop both and resume watering first once the soil has become dry using a little fertiliser also for a month or two. Once the plant recovers reduce the amounts of both food and water compared to how you provided these previously. The odd lower leaf or two will turn yellow and fall from time to time, which is natural.
Leaf tips and edges turning brown: When it's only the tips turning brown it's quite often due to too much dry air. If the tips, edges or both have turned brown then it could be any one of many possible incorrect conditions including too much or not enough water or light (direct sun for too much), or even overfeeding or cold drafts. It's going to have to be a process of elimination to find the cause.
Leaves dropping: Leaves dropping can be caused by sudden changes in temperature and lighting conditions becoming lower. If you have recently bought the plant or moved it to a new location this can cause leaves to drop.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £65.00: FREE
Orders under £65.00: £6.00
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here