Money Tree Care

The Money Tree is a great tropical-looking houseplant, that is actually super easy to care for and can live for 10 - 15 years if properly maintained.

Basic Money Tree Care

Originally from Mexico, the Money Tree is very common throughout the world due to its ease of care, making them great for a wide range of plant parents. When it comes to keeping your Money Tree healthy, they need a medium to bright, indirect light level to thrive and a boost to the humidity level to ensure the leaves don’t dry out.

Detailed Money Tree Care

Bright, indirect light is best for your Money Tree

Ideal lighting conditions for the Money Tree are medium to bright indirect light. So steer away from keeping yours directly in the window as it may receive too much direct sunlight. During summer when the light is very intense it can burn the leaves and the hotspots found near windows can dry out your plant so keep them away from direct light to prevent a range of issues.

Artificial lighting can be used

It’s common for the Money Tree to adapt to fluorescent lighting, making them great for the office. You can also use LED grow lights to supplement light levels during the darker months of the year.

Avoid waterlogged soil

It’s a good idea to water your Money Tree until it’s completely hydrated – you can tell when water starts to appear in the saucer. Do make sure it isn’t sitting in too much excess though as this can quickly become a breeding ground for root rot once the soil becomes waterlogged. Using a moisture meter is also a great way to know when to next water your Money Tree.

Money Trees like a boost to the humidity

Being from a more tropical climate, the Money Tree does have a preference for higher humidity levels. There are several easy ways to increase the humidity for your Money Tree including misting the leaves, using a pebble tray or relocating to the bathroom or kitchen (if there is enough natural light).

Only fertilise in the growth season

As with most houseplants, we recommend feeding your Money Tree once as you go into the growing seasons (spring/summer) with a water based plant feed at half of the package dosage. There is no one-fits-all amount when it comes to fertilising your Money Tree because so many factors including plant size, age, location and light level impact how much fertiliser it can handle.

Money Trees are non-toxic

Money Trees are actually safe for pets, so you shouldn’t have to worry if you’re bringing one home!

Money Tree Care FAQs

Common Problems with your Money Tree

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It’s important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.


Written by Billy Dawson



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