Care of Money Tree Plant

money-treeThe Money Tree plant (Bombacaceae) Is more of a bonsai type houseplant. It will grow about 10ft. tall and the trunk is usually braided given it that bonsai look. Care of money tree plant for beginners.

City water contains microorganisms and contaminants, that will make your Money Tree lose it leaves or give it a droopy brownish look. A good way to combat this is to use distilled or rain water only and fertilize with a water soluble fertilizer on a regular basis.

You will see a big difference within weeks.

This plant likes lots of indirect sunlight leave indoors underneath a skylight or large window with blinds would be almost perfect.

Most folks tend to over water this plant. If leaves start to drop and turn yellow you are probably over-watering. Let them dry out before watering again. Use a good all-purpose 20-20-20 fertilizer for better results.

Check your Money Tree plant  at least once per week, look for pests, insects etc… Brown tip leaves could indicate over-watering. Be sure to isolate the plant whenever insects are present. Use a good all-purpose insect spray ask for it at your nearest full-time nursery.

Care of Money Tree Plants

You should clean your houseplants regularly, remove dead or dying leaves. If your plant is over-infested with insects trash it or at least isolate it from other houseplants. Make sure to wrap it in plastic and dump inside your garbage bin.

Guzman’s Garden Centers located in Las Cruces, NM will usually carry the money tree plant. Be sure to ask for them at your local retail/wholesale nursery.

Coming very soon more houseplant care tips and photos of Ficus Benjamina, Ficus repens, Ivy, Ferns, Hoya and a whole lot more houseplant information.

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