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All You Need to Know About Money Tree Plant

As another year comes in, millions of people aspire for a luckier year that would bring them more financial wealth, peace and happiness. In many parts of Asia, it had been a tradition of many people to place a money tree plant inside their homes or offices to attract prosperity. Usually, people believe that the money tree has a lot do with having a very lucky life.The money tree plant has originated from China, and is often given out at Chinese New Year complete with red banners and other lucky decorations.

The species frequently used for a money tree plant is scientifically named as Pachira aquatica.It is endemic to swamp lands in South America. The plant itself is already considered lucky enough by followers of feng shui, just because of its five lobed palmate leaves. Another money tree plant with leaves in clusters of seven, is considered very lucky because of the number seven. The leaves of the money tree plant are actually edible, along with the flowers and nuts that it forms. The lucky trees are often placed in important areas in the home, because plants and living things are very essential for feng shui.

Some thirty-years ago, there was a story about a Taiwanese truck driver who tried making bonsai with multiple trees, and braided the stems together. As a consequence, the money tree plant became very popular and can be found for sale in almost any Asian market worth its salt. In order for the stems to be braided into a central trunk of three, five, or more stems, they are heavily handled while grown. The top of the money tree plant is allowed to grow outward normally, so that the lucky leaves can really flourish.

A money tree plant can reach to well over six feet (two meters) in height particularly if the owner has paid much attention to the plant. Whatever growing condition a money tree plant is exposed to, it is a resilient plant that will usually thrive. Just don’t let it get exposed to too much light and never let the plant soak in too much water. One indication that the plant is either receiving too much or too less water is shown by crinkled or curled leaves.

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