About The Money Bonsai Tree
Native to Central and South America, Money Trees are an excellent plant for both indoor and outdoor growth. This plant can range from a few inches in height to over seven feet tall. Originally from Japan, it consists of several trunks wound together with thick green leaves.
As the folklore goes, the money tree is associated with a man whose prayers for money were answered because of the benefits of this unique tree.
When he took the plant to his home, the man discovered he could grow several more plants from the seeds and became rich from selling the plants.
Money Bonsai Tree Care | Temperature And Lighting
It would be a good idea to locate your plant in a place where it would receive moderate sunlight. Although the Money Bonsai Tree can survive with varying degrees of sunlight, it does do best with a few hours of sunlight and a few hours of shade.
If your tree does receive a bit too much sunlight, the leaves may begin to burn. Weather permitting, your Money Tree will benefit from being placed in a sunny to partially sunny outdoor environment daily.
In very warm climates or during the heat of summer, light shade is a better option to prevent leaf burn. Avoid direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as this will cause the leaves to burn and turn slightly yellow. For indoor plants, provide bright indirect light and turn the plant regularly toward the light.
Watering And Fertilizing
It is generally not necessary to give the Money Bonsai Tree a daily dose of fertilizer, specifically in the bonsai plant size and style. Fertilizing once in the spring and once in the fall with time released bonsai fertilizer should be more than sufficient.
Pruning And Common Sense
Prune the leaves of your Money Bonsai Tree to encourage growth. If you want new leaves to sprout or if you have a wilting plant, prune off the browning leaves. Leaves can be trimmed at any time of the year and you will notice that they grow back quickly.
The Money Bonsai Tree is usually presented in a braided or knotted form which is achieved when the stalks are young and supple. The money tree can be pruned by cutting off the stem and new growth will appear at the cut over time. With careful maintenance, you can direct the growth of your plant in a style that is most pleasing to you.
Propagation And Repotting
It’s probably a good idea to transfer your Money Tree to a larger pot every two to three years during the spring season or if you notice that your plant seems overly thirsty. Be sure to prune the roots gently and provide a quality soil cut with river sand to ensure proper drainage. When you are ready to re-pot be sure to check out our amazing selection of beautiful bonsai pots..
Insects And Diseases
Money Trees are very hardy plants. Any problems are likely due to over watering or too much full sunlight. If you are a bonsai beginner, this braided bonsai will be ideal for you and the added luck and prosperity associated with the Money Bonsai Tree couldn’t hurt either.