Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Money Plant

Sometimes when I am out shopping,  I just have to stop by the florist where I worked for several years.  There are always new plants coming out on the market and although this one has been around for awhile, I thought I'd snap it's photo, since it has become quite popular.

This is a money plant and it comes with a superstition attached to it.  It's supposed to bring you money and prosperity.  I do hope you find the means to those things but I don't think plants can do that!  It will be a calming and peaceful presence in your home and that should help you.   

The money plant is of tropical origin and it's botanical name is Pachira aquita.

You can send plants and beautiful floral arrangements almost anywhere in the world from this florist and they always take extra care with their orders.   Flowers and Plants Etc.

Care Instructions----
  • Bright indirect light or some direct sun.  Full afternoon sun may be too much and it's leaves will bleach if it is too much direct sun.
  • Water when the top of the soil is very dry.  In a 8" (20cm) diameter pot, water with up to a quart of water when necessary,  in a 10" (25cm) diameter pot use about 2 quarts of water.
  • Fertilize regularly for best color.
  • Would prefer some humidity so a daily mist would be helpful although it adapts well indoors.  

**To see more indoor plants on this blog, click here: The Indoor Garden blog
***To watch short video clips on plant care from my 90's TV series, click here:  The Indoor Garden TV


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