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Mini Money Tree Plant


BOTANICAL NAME: Pachira aquatica

TYPE: Rustic Terracotta Pot

POT: 4″

HEIGHT: 10″ – 12″


20 in stock



Money tree plant, also known as Pachira aquatica, is a popular houseplant or indoor bonsai that has become a symbol of good luck and prosperity in many cultures. Native to tropical wetlands in Central and South America, this plant is a member of the bombax family and can grow up to 60 feet tall in its natural habitat. However, as a houseplant, the Money tree typically grows up to 6 feet tall and has a braided trunk that gives it a unique and interesting appearance.


The Money tree is easy to care for and can thrive in a variety of lighting conditions, including low to bright indirect light. It prefers well-draining soil and should be watered regularly, but not overwatered, as too much water can lead to root rot. It’s important to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings, and to avoid standing water in the saucer or container.

One of the unique features of the Money tree is its braided trunk, which is created by growing three to five stems together and then twisting them to form a braid. This braided trunk not only adds to the plant’s aesthetic appeal, but also helps it to store water, which allows it to go longer between waterings.

The Money tree plant is also believed to have symbolic and spiritual significance in many cultures. In Feng Shui, it is believed to bring prosperity and good fortune to its owner. The five leaves of the Money tree represent the five elements of Feng Shui – wood, water, earth, metal, and fire – and the plant is often given as a gift to wish someone good luck in their endeavors.

In addition to its symbolic and spiritual significance, the Money tree plant is also valued for its air-purifying properties. It is known to remove toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air, making it a great choice for indoor environments where air quality may be a concern.


Overall, the Money tree is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for houseplant that adds both aesthetic appeal and a touch of good luck to any home or office. With its braided trunk, attractive foliage, and air-purifying properties, it’s no wonder that the Money tree has become such a popular and beloved plant around the world.


Money Trees are an excellent plant for both indoor and outdoor growth. They have lush, bright green leaves and are super hardy. Caring for a bonsai, including the Braided Money Tree, takes time and attention. To keep your plant healthy and thriving, follow some simple tips.


Taking care of a Braided Money Tree is easy – it doesn’t need much water. Once a week is enough for most plants, but some can even go a month with just a cup of water. Spraying some water on the leaves once in a while is also a good idea as it helps keep the plant hydrated and clean.


To keep your Money Tree healthy, it’s important to have the right soil mixture in the pot. A good mixture includes a blend of earth and small gravel pebbles, with drain holes covered by mesh to allow proper water flow while retaining the soil. Adding river rock to the mix helps create pores in the soil to improve drainage. Some bonsai enthusiasts even prefer a mix of peat, vermiculite and perlite.


Give your Money Tree a cozy spot with moderate sunlight. This plant can handle a range of light conditions, but it’ll thrive with a mix of sun and shade. Too much direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, so it’s best to keep it in a spot with bright indirect light. If you’re keeping it outdoors, it’ll love a sunny to partially shaded spot. Just be mindful of the heat and provide some shade during scorching hot days.

In cooler months, remember to bring it inside if temperatures dip below 50°F. This plant is native to a hot and humid environment, so it won’t do well in the cold. For indoor plants, rotate the pot regularly to ensure even growth and leafing. Even if it’s in a low-light area, the Money Tree can still survive for a long time.


Taking care of your Braided Money Tree doesn’t require much fertilizer. In fact, it only needs to be fertilized twice a year, in the spring and fall, with a time-released bonsai fertilizer. To help it thrive, just trim off any dead leaves and make sure it gets plenty of fresh air. With these simple steps, your Money Tree can live a long and healthy life!


To promote growth, regular pruning of the leaves is recommended. Trim away any browning leaves if you want new growth or if your plant is wilting. Pruning can be done at any time of the year and new leaves will soon sprout. The Braided Money Tree is often displayed in a braided or knotted form, which is achieved by shaping the stalks when they are young and pliable. By cutting the stem, you can prune the money tree and eventually new growth will emerge at the cut.


Your Money Tree will be better from re-potting every two to three years, particularly during springtime or when it seems excessively thirsty. Prune the roots gently and provide a soil mix that includes river sand for optimal drainage.


These plants are very robust and any issues are likely the result of excessive watering or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. If you’re new to bonsai, the Braided Money Tree is an excellent choice as it is beginner-friendly.



Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.


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3 reviews for Mini Money Tree Plant

  1. Van SB (Verified Buyer)

    The best thing about this tree is how easy it is to care for. For those new to caring for plants, this is an excellent choice. It doesn’t require much water and can survive in various light conditions.

  2. Peter C (Verified Buyer)

    The size of the tree is perfect for a desk or bookshelf. It’s a compact decoration, creating an excellent focal point for my workspace.

  3. Lana K (Verified Buyer)

    I am highly satisfied with the quality of this bonsai. The materials used make the tree look very natural and high in quality.

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