How to Care for a Money Tree Plant | Bloomscape

How to Care for a Money Tree Plant

Use these instructions to care for a Money Tree Plant. This guide will tell you how to water your Money Tree; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

Light Requirements

Position your Money Tree in medium to bright indirect light, turning it every time you water it for even growth and leaf development. This plant will also adapt and do well under fluorescent lights.

Water Requirements

Your Money Tree prefers deep but infrequent watering. Water the plant until it runs from the drainage holes. Once water drips from the bottom of the pot,  stop watering and empty the saucer. To prevent root rot, make sure your plant is never standing in water. Let the top 2”- 4” of the soil dry out between waterings. Your Money Tree requires less water in the winter months, when growth slows.

Humidity Preference

Your Money Tree prefers a bit of extra humidity so make sure you increase the humidity in the winter months with a pebble tray or a humidifier. It will also appreciate regular misting year round.

Optimum Temperature

Your Money Tree is most comfortable in temperatures between 65-80 degrees.

Plant Food

Feed once a month in the spring and summer when it is producing new leaves with a water-soluble, well-balanced plant food at half the recommended strength. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any fertilizer.

Additional Care

Try not to move your Money Tree very often, they prefer to stay in the same spot. If you do need to relocate, you may see a bit of leaf drop. Not to worry–it will adjust.

Toxicity

Your Money Tree plant is safe for pets, according to the ASPCA.