Money Tree, Pachira Aquatica Twisted Stem

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Originating from wetlands in Central and South America, this is an exotic looking specimen with large glossy leaves and a plaited stem. 
In Asia it is called the Money Tree and belongs to the Feng Shui plant group. In parts of Asia, it is believed that the plant brings good luck and prosperity to homes and offices. The Pachira is the ideal gift for “house warming” parties. 


Best space & place

It requires bright indirect light, but direct sunlight will scorch the leaves and result in white patches.

When to water & feed

Also known as the Guiana Chestnut, this intriguing specimen grows by the water, hence the addition of 'Aquatica' but doesn't need as much watering as you would expect. Storing water in its bulbous trunk. 

Need to know 

The stems are incredibly delicate so moving around your home may mean some are bent, and these should just be clipped away. They are incredibly fast growing so are replaced very quickly. 

Size Information:

Stem Braided Braided
Height (Including pot):  160-170cm 190cm
Width (Head): 65cm 75cm
Nursery Potsize (Diameter / Height):  ø31cm / H29cm ø35cm / H30cm
Decorative Pot Required (Opening / Internal Height): 32cm+ / H30cm+ 37cm+ / H32cm+

Decorative pot not included, available to buy here. The plant will be delivered in a plastic nursery pot.

For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
Here are recommended sizes - 

Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm


4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm


7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm


10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 


15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm


20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm



For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

We also offer a potting service

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