Plant of the Month: May 2024

Plant of the Month: May 2024

Do you feel that? It’s time for Plant of the Month again! This month - well last month -  we are celebrating the charming and auspicious Money Tree (Pachira aquatica). Renowned for its braided trunk and lush, glossy leaves, the Money Tree is not just a decorative houseplant but also a symbol of good luck and prosperity.

Is it just me or is it a little humid here?

Originating from Central and South America, the Money Tree thrives in humid, swampy regions. Despite its exotic origins, it has become a favorite among indoor plant enthusiasts worldwide due to its hardiness and aesthetic appeal.

Care Tips

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light conditions.

Water: Water thoroughly, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot.

Humidity: Enjoys a humid environment; occasional misting helps.

Soil: Well-draining potting mix is ideal.

Beyond its low-maintenance needs, the Money Tree is often associated with positive energy and financial fortune in Feng Shui. It's a perfect addition to any home or office, bringing a touch of nature and a bit of good luck.

Honorable Mentions

While the Money Tree takes the spotlight this month, we also want to acknowledge three other remarkable plants that deserve your attention:

Joshua Cane Tree Yucca: It’s giving desert chic!

Areca Palm: Truly bringing the tropics indoors

Strelitzia Nicolai: For big, bold, and dramatic leaves!

We get the sense our plant community is gearing up for summer. We can’t wait to see what June has in store for us!

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