How to Pot a Money Tree
Money trees, also known as Malabar chestnut or Malabar ganit, are plants that are said to bring good luck and fortune. Money trees make wonderful house plants that are easy to care for. Here are some tips on potting and caring for money trees.
Steps to Potting Money Trees:
- Choose a Pot. Money trees can be grown in both indoor and outdoor pots, so choose one that is suitable for your space. Make sure it has good drainage holes. It should be about 1-2 inches wider than the diameter of the current pot.
- Fill the Pot. Place a layer of potting soil into the bottom of the pot and press it down lightly.
- Remove the Tree. Gently remove the money tree from its current pot and shake off the excess soil. Place the tree in the center of the new pot and spread out the roots.
- Fill in the Soil. Fill in the pot with potting soil, being sure to fill in any gaps or empty spaces around the roots.
- Firm the Soil. Firmly press down the soil to help secure the tree in the pot.
- Water the Tree. Once you have potted the money tree, water it thoroughly and allow it to drain.
Tips for Caring for Money Trees:
- Light. Money trees should be kept in indirect light, such as near a window. They can tolerate some direct sunlight but should not be kept in full sun.
- Water. Water when the top soil is dry but be careful not to overwater. Allow the top few inches of soil to dry out between waterings.
- Fertilizer. Fertilize your money tree every two weeks with a water-soluble fertilizer.
By following these simple steps, caring for your money tree should be fairly easy. Money trees can be a great addition to your home and they are said to bring good fortune.